After Thoughts: Peter Nerothin at Insulindependence

On April 26, 2013 by Scott K. Johnson

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As someone who has participated in local events through Insulindependence, it was a real treat to learn about Peter, his background, and how he’s pulled this magical group of people together to help change the world.

Insulindependence is all about getting people with diabetes moving. Exercise is such a powerful thing, but because it introduces so many variables into diabetes management, many of us are quite intimidated or downright afraid of exercise. Peter and his group are supporting people as they get moving, allowing people with diabetes to learn from people with diabetes as they try new things.

Early on in with his own diabetes, Peter recognized the value of support, and how having support and education around was a critical part of staying active with diabetes. He has put that lesson into practice in every event and activity through Insulindependence.

One of my favorite things about the show was hearing Peter talk about recognizing the value of other groups doing great things in diabetes, and helping them reach and help more people. When they recognize a gap, they do what they can as an organization to help fill that gap. I love hearing about people working together to benefit people living with diabetes.

There are local Insulindependence chapters all over the continental United States, and Peter is always looking to find volunteers to help get even more chapters up and running. Head over to their website to learn more.

Also be sure to check out the announcement for the upcoming conference (San Diego, CA – August 16-18, 2013) and the Athletic Achievement Awards.

Thank you, Peter, and all of the Insulindependence crew (volunteers, advisory council, board, staff, fundraisers, everyone!) for everything you are doing to help change the world!

“Turning individual habits into cultural norms” – Peter Nerothin on DSMA Live

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