Ozempic. It was developed to help people with type 2 diabetes but has morphed into a "miracle" drug for weight loss. How should we make sense of that?

Oprah’s Ready to Talk about Ozempic, Are You?

If anyone’s personal experience with changing body size and weight loss is the embodiment of societal stigma and prejudice around body weight, it is Oprah. 

Changes in her body size and her personal weight journey have played out in the public over the past 25 years. We’ve seen her body shrink and grow and shrink again. At each turn her personal habits, integrity, and discipline were scrutinized and put up for public comment and commerce.

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Disaster preparedness with diabetes, are you ready?

Revisiting disaster prep with diabetes

It was about five years ago that I wrote my first article about the importance of disaster preparedness when living with diabetes. Looking back, the advice I gave then seems almost quaint. It was all about making sure your devices were charged up and you had a backup battery. These days disaster prep requires so much more.  Every place I’ve ever lived has had the potential for a disaster or emergency. In California there were earthquakes. But they don’t happen very often and are generally small. Then, in Hawaii there were hurricanes, tropical storms, tsunami warnings, and lava flows. Those give more warning and need more active preparation. And now that I’m back on the mainland, wildfires have become very common. This summer in the Pacific Northwest I don’t think we’ve had a week without an active wildfire in either Washington or Oregon. And though the flames have been miles

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Will you take the pledge to end diabetes stigma? Visit EndDiabetesStigma.org

Let’s work to end diabetes stigma

𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗷𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗺𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗱𝗴𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗯𝗲𝘁𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗺𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻? This international effort by 51 people affected by diabetes from 18 countries generated a strong research-backed statement in response to the harm done by diabetes stigma and discrimination. Let it be a catalyst for positive change. To find out more and take the pledge visit EndDiabetesStigma.org.

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