June 20, 2018

Sound Bites Podcast: Learn, Connect, Engage: Peer Support Communities

Back for a third appearance on Sound Bites, the very successful Podcast of my colleague Melissa Joy Dobbins, MS, RDN, CDE, I discussed the value of peer support and peer support communities for people with diabetes and their caregivers. I was joined by two people from the diabetes peer support community, Anna Norton, CEO of Diabetes Sisters and a person with type 1 diabetes and Shelby Kinnaird, a peer support leader for Diabetes Sisters and person with type 2 diabetes. As a healthcare provider who has been deeply involved with raising the value of peer support for people with diabetes I was pleased to talk about why and how people with diabetes should open their minds and hearts to peer support. We also shared how healthcare providers can and should connect people with diabetes and their caregivers with peer support. Peer-to-peer support and relationships can make a world of difference. Please take a listen!