Diabetes Advocacy offers a holistic view to diabetes care. Diabetes often leaves us feeling powerless and out of control. Diabetes Advocacy’s goal is to help you to regain control of your life with diabetes.
Knowing how to make your insulin work for you, understanding the questions to ask your diabetes team, and learning how to stop taking readings personally are just a few of the things we focus on to help you feel more empowered in your diabetes management.
Diabetes is a demanding condition. The best way I have found to stay sane is to take things four hours at a time and celebrate every great blood sugar!Barb Wagstaff
The driving force behind Diabetes Advocacy
Barb Wagstaff is the driving force behind Diabetes Advocacy. Her youngest son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was just two years old.
You can read their story below.
Barb was dubbed “the diabetes goddess” by friends who struggled to make their way through the world of readings, insulin, and all that encompassed life with diabetes.
Barb is dedicated to helping individuals living with diabetes live a balanced and full life.
Barb is not a doctor but she has played one in real life
While she has no formal medical training, Barb has a degree in Psychology and is a Certified Life Coach. Raising a child with type 1 diabetes has provided her with a sharp learning curve. In an attempt to give him the most normal life possible, Barb has spent hours researching, learning, and meeting with experts and researchers in the world of type one diabetes care. It is this self-taught education that has led her to advocate, share and offer support to people living with diabetes throughout Canada and the world.
You can learn more about Diabetes Advocacy in our media kit.
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