You know how everyone has their favorite morning show?
Mine is Good Morning America and it totally paid off this morning. Their resident doctor is Dr. Tim Johnson. I just love him, he always seems so practical and so knowledgable.
Well, this morning they are advertising how he will be telling his personal diabetes story. They even mentioned it is Diabetes Awareness Month.
So it turns out Dr. Tim’s wife is a LADA. She showed her pump on air and explained how it worked. It was either a MiniMed 515 or a 522 by the looks of the screen.
She tested her blood sugar on the air with a One Touch meter. It was 308 – I’m guessing she is not as comfortable being on air as her husband and the stress shot her up as a result.
Dr. Tim mentioned briefly that the hopes for a cure are really far off, but that the work on closed loop system are pretty exciting to him
It was a great segment! Thumbs up for ABC!
I tried to embed the video, but my computer won’t let me. You can watch the video of the segment here!
One thing that I forgot to mention is that Diane Sawyer starts by describing the two types! WOW! and even says that Type 1 is not always juvenile! Shocking!
Oh, and I know Jillian beat me to this topic – but I was so excited I had to post it anyway! Yes, the website may have some issues, but Dr. Tim and Diana Sawyer got it right!