Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition

Who is DPAC?

DPAC is a grassroots organizaion co-founded and run by patients with diabetes: Bennet Dunlap and Christel Marchand Aprigliano. All are welcomed to join and make decisions to improve diabetes policies.

The Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC) consists of people with diabetes (PWD), caregivers, patient advocates, health professionals, disease organizations and companies working together to promote and support public policy proposals to improve the health of people with diabetes. This includes ensuring the safety and quality of medications, devices, and services; and access to care for those with diabetes.

To learn more visit http://www.DiabetesPAC.org


Unused & Unexpired Diabetes Supplies

If you have unused diabetes supplies that have not expired, there are departments within most hospitals that will accept them. Supplies will be given to patients with limited or no insurance. Click link below and type in your zip code. Link will direct you to a hospital or diabetes organization willing to take supplies.


Donate Unused & Unexpired Diabetes Supplies




Mayor Eye-Roll After A Person Asks the Following Questions

The photo below depicts how I feel when a person asks me bizarre questions concerning diabetes.  I call it my major eye-roll after someone asks or says the following:
1. ” You have diabetes? Is it the good kind or the bad kind?” (It’s the super-duper excellent type. I feel like bionic woman.
2. “You have an insulin pump? I guess you’re on easy street now.”  (No street is easy, It still takes a lot of navigation.)
3. “Your mother fed you too much sugar.” (Did you know my mother?)
4. “Did you try exercising it away?” (I walk everyday. It hasn’t left my side yet.)
5. ” I heard eating cabbage works?” ( I read about a woman that ate cabbage daily. She died.)
6. “Did you read the latest update on diabetes?” (No, I was hoping that you read it for me, then explain the content.)

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Strap Cloggy – By Wolky “Why Buy Shoes for People with Diabetes, If You Don’t Have To?”

My podiatrist suggested that I look for shoes that are square or round toed. And I found the shoe below. They cost as much as footwear for people with diabetes, after insurance pays their percentage.  The shoes are leather, sturdy, and well cushioned. Buy the way, I felt as though I was walking on air. Wolky also sells shoes for men.  Visit www. wolky.com Source: Strap Cloggy – By Wolky


The Order of Eating

When serving dinner, you probably put the salad and bread on the table first. If this is true, stop! Following the eating pattern below will improve blood-sugars, avoid unwanted pounds, and make you feel better.

“Starting a meal by eating vegetables and protein, and finishing it with carbohydrates, keeps us fuller than if we ate the same foods in the reverse order. This is because protein slows down the release of sugar from carbohydrates into the blood stream, preventing a sugar ‘high’ and then crash – and hunger pangs.”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3140313/How-order-eat-food-affects-health-Eating-protein-veg-carbs-makes-fuller-longer-help-diabetics-control-blood-sugar.html#ixzz47qReijPi
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