This site was started as a blog a few years ago to offer you hope, encouragement and education as you fight to control Type 2 Diabetes. Make no mistake, it is a fight – perhaps the fight of your life! Diabetes is a slow and powerful foe destroying organs and lives if left alone. But, we aren’t going to do that, are we? We want to help you fight the disease…for you to know you are not alone and you can control it; manage it and be victorious.
Phil Ruggiero – In 2008 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, I was frightened to say the least. My A1c was 13.0 and I was 70 pounds overweight. About 17 months later my A1c was 5.8 and I had lost the 70 pounds. I went from being scared to controlling the disease. I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just like you; a person who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer education, encouragement and hope because I know you can control your Diabetes.
Katherine King – Let me introduce you to Katherine – America’s Diabetes Pharmacist. Yes, that’s a bit tongue in cheek, but everyday more and more people are turning to her wonderful explanations about the main medications used to treat Diabetes. Katherine is a licensed pharmacist who manages the pharmacy department in a large retail location. This means she knows your questions and concerns because many of her patients are – you guessed it – Type 2 Diabetics. While you have your own pharmacist to talk with, you have also become a virtual patient of hers; she takes your success in fighting Diabetes very seriously.