You read that right... it's Diabetes Podcast Week!
Brainchild of Stacey Simms at the Diabetes Connections podcast, this is a week where a dozen diabetes podcasters will be uploading new episodes and helping to raise money for the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign. Listen to the beginning and the end of this episode of Diabetes By The Numbers for more information on the Spare a Rose, Save a Child initiative and what an amazing difference it makes for children living in developing countries throughout the world.
Insulin should not be a luxury.
This episode of Diabetes By The Numbers features the Superwoman known to her friends and compatriots as Merle Gleeson. In our opening round question, she describes herself as vivacious, committed, and reliable. She's that and a lot more.
Merle has been living with Type 1 Diabetes for over 50 years. Around nineteen years ago, her and a few friends started something called the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge, which holds regular meetings, fundraisers, educational sessions, parties, and more in the Chicago area. It's quite an operation, and if you're looking to kick start a local diabetes meetup or amp up the meetup you already have, you can do a lot worse than listening to Merle.
One other thing, though we don't talk about it during the podcast: Merle Gleeson was one of our first Champion Athletes With Diabetes medal winners. She does it all, and I chronicled some of that back in March of 2014. It's worth a read.
Here then is my conversation with Merle Gleeson, and a special message about Spare a Rose, Save a Child.
Help save the life of a child living with diabetes in a developing country by donating to the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign today:
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Merle Gleeson is founder and CEO of the Type 1 Diabetes Lounge in the Chicago area:
More about Diabetes Podcast Week can be found at Stacey Simms' blog:
Spare a Rose, Save a Child is an initiative of the non-profit Partners for Diabetes Change. To find out more about Spare a Rose, Save a Child: