After Thoughts: Riva Greenberg

On January 4, 2013 by Scott K. Johnson

I have been a fan of Riva and her positive attitude for as long as I can remember. Right from the start she struck me with her connection to the emotional aspect of living with diabetes. I was looking forward to chatting with her on the show.

The conversation didn’t disappoint. We covered a lot of ground, talking about everything from her life changes at 48-years old, the three wonderful books she’s authored, and some of her upcoming projects.

One of the biggest messages she delivered was to get in and see a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE). Your doctor should be able to refer you. There is also a tool on the American Association of Diabetes Educators site to help you find one in your area.

Riva has delivered three great books:

Her next project is going to be around flourishing with diabetes (not just coping). I love the sounds of that, and can’t wait to see what she comes up with.

She also mentioned some work she’s done for health care providers on, a network for practicing physicians, called “Ask the Patient”. She’s produced a handful of short presentations about how to work with their diabetes patients on positive behavior change.

You can connect with Riva on Twitter at @DiabetesMyths, her websites; Diabetes By Design or Diabetes Stories, and her column on Huffington Post.

It was a great show, and the hour went quickly, as usual. I hope you’ll share some time and listen to it.

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