Articles by Riva Greenberg

Riva Greenberg (2 Articles)

Riva Greenberg is a passionate diabetes advocate and educator sharing a flourishing–approach to diabetes with health professionals and people living with diabetes. She conducts workshops and gives lectures worldwide.

Having lived with type 1 diabetes for 42 years, Riva is committed through her research, writing, workshops and lectures, to help others live an exceptional life, notdespite having diabetes but because of it.

Riva is the author of three books: an instruction book for managing diabetes, Diabetes Do’s & How-To’s, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It and the primer for developing emotional strength and resilience, The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes. She also tells her story in, My Sweet Life: Successful Women With Diabetes. Riva is also part of QuantiaMD’s series, ”Ask the Patient” to help health care professionals work more effectively with their patients.

What I’ve Learned After 42 Years With Diabetes

I’m sixty-one years old and I have had diabetes for 42 years. Now here’s the good news: it’s made me healthier than I would be if I’d never gotten it. Really. I was eighteen years old, a freshman in college, when I found myself gripping the water fountain constantly. I was so thirsty! If I wasn't at the fountain, I was in the bathroom peeing. I was also getting nightly leg cramps. [...]
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