Orlando Radio station, FM 101.9 WQMP, sister station of Mix 105.1, took the opportunity of November being National Diabetes Awareness Month to host a show about Diabetes: the stats, the facts and the impact it has only nearly 30 million Americans. For those who have been diagnosed, diabetes impacts nearly every decision they make daily—from what they’ll eat, wear, do and how they’ll take care of themselves. Yet the 24/7 burden of diabetes management is often misunderstood. The goal of National Diabetes Awareness Month is to demonstrate the everyday reality that so many are living with, to offer support to those who have been diagnosed and to the projected 1.5 million additional who will likely be diagnosed next year.
Dancing for Diabetes Founder, Elizabeth Forrest was featured on the November 11, 2018 Sunday Morning show with Lizette Perez. Lizette hosts a community radio show full of info-tainment about a variety of important and interesting topics. The “Diabetes” show featured a 25 minute interview with Elizabeth who started the interview by sharing about her personal history with Diabetes, how it has shaped her life (since she was 10 years old) and how her nonprofit organization Dancing for Diabetes is making an impact toward finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Elizabeth also offered listeners a easy-to-follow summary of the various types of diabetes. There are three primary types of Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational). Dancing for Diabetes focuses on Type 1 (once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin).