TuDiabetes Live interview with Elizabeth Pfiester & Cynthia Zuber


Elizabeth Rowley has lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 20 years. She received a Master’s degree in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies at the London School of Economics and Political Science which led her to found www.t1international.com in 2013. T1International aims to raise awareness about the challenges of life with Type 1 diabetes in resource-poor settings around the globe and advocates for adequate access to insulin, diabetes supplies, medical care and education for all people living with Type 1 diabetes, no matter where they live. Elizabeth has worked with diabetes organizations around the world and is currently collaborating with The Pendsey Trust on a World Diabetes Campaign at www.insulin4all.tumblr.com. The aim of the campaign is to ”Put the WORLD back in #WDD2014” because oftentimes the rest of the world gets forgotten when it comes to diabetes. WDD should be a day where we especially focus on everyone worldwide with diabetes because life with diabetes is complicated. Access to vital insulin, diabetes supplies and medical care should not be.

Cynthia Zuber has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 27 years, being diagnosed in 6th grade. A few months shy of her 25th year living with diabetes, Cynthia felt called to start a blog. Diabetes Light: My holistic journey to health began as a way to share how a holistic lifestyle and real food nutrition has helped her live with greater health in body, mind and spirit. Her writing quickly evolved into advocacy by courageously sharing the depths of her experience, the raw and sometimes painful reality of someone living with multiple chronic health conditions in addition to Type 1. Cynthia carries this same level of advocacy into her freelance writing for Diabetic Lifestyle, an online healthcare publisher. She believes sharing the truth of her experience not only helps others feel less alone but helps move us closer to a cure. Cynthia also cycles in the ADA Tour de Cure. 2015 will be her 5th year participating and 3rd year having her own team, The Light Riders. Three years ago she created an initiative for November’s Diabetes Awareness month. D-Quotes encourages members of her Facebook blog community to share their voice as individuals living with or impacted by diabetes. Each day of the month, an awareness-raising quote and photo of the contributor are shared on Diabetes Light’s Facebook page.

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