ROBIN DORSEY: To be the changethat you're looking for startswith you.
I wanted to share with the worldhow to manage your diabetes,how to live with it,because it's hard.
I love to help people liveand manage their type 2diabetes.
I was pregnant with my sonfor the very first time,my first kid, when they didthe glucose test.It showed that I hadgestational diabetes.
The doctor said, generally, whenyou have gestational diabetes,that once the child is born,that it goes away.
Fast forward to two years later,it didn't go away.
Now, I realized that I havethis young handsome kid thatneeds his mother.So I knew that I needed to dosomething.I needed to educate myselfabout diabetes.
So I went online, didsome research.Who knew that allof these resourcesand information was out there?It was so amazing.It was almost like finding candyin the cookie shop.
So then I just startedto participate in someof those support groups.And I did so, so many supportgroups, and I started goingto their walks.They had 5K walks.
So when they said,you know what?You're everywhere.You're really embracing this.We love to hearabout your story.We would like you to bea diabetes ambassador.We'll teach you how to bea diabetes coach.And so I got the training.
SUBJECT 1: I went to seemy doctor,and I've lost over 100 pounds.
ROBIN DORSEY: Yes, I've seenthat.And you're doinga wonderful job.Congratulation.Does anyone in your familyhave diabetes?
SUBJECT 1: Both sides.
ROBIN DORSEY: Both sides.You don't know where people arein their lives.People are going to manage iton their own pace.Some people do it quicker,and some people, it takes a lotlonger.
SUBJECT 1: You can believe--
ROBIN DORSEY: Wow.Once I learned how to managemy diabetes, I wanted to helpother people.I wanted to be able to providethat resource to people, whoeverneeded it.I'm here for it.If you need training, if youneed workshops,if you just need somebodyto talk to and justto listen to someof the symptoms and the issuesthat you're going through,that's why I became an advocate.
I watch the news every morningwhen I get ready for work.They have a lot of, sometimes,despairing things that theyshare on the news.But, there's some great thingsthat's going on in the diabetescommunity.I'm like, why don't they everhighlight some of these really,really great stories every day?
Diabetes help to really seguemy TV talk show, The Impactwith Robin Dorsey.The name, The Impact,was because I wanted to makea difference with people'slives.
I am passionate about helpingpeople live and managetheir diabetes.You are not alone,and we are in this fighttogether.
Hello, ladies.Thank you so much for joiningus.
SUBJECT 2: Thanks, Robin.
ROBIN DORSEY: You don't haveto just settle for just havingdiabetes,and just think that you're gonnadie tomorrow.
No, there's resources for you.There's people like me that'sgoing to help you talk to, getthrough it.
So it's really, really amazingthat now, I have this platformthat I get to talk to peopleall day.
I love to talk to people.So the first stage is denial.
SUBJECT 2: That was me.
ROBIN DORSEY: Because--
SUBJECT 2: I was in denial.
ROBIN DORSEY: --you tell me minewas gestational,and it was going to go away.Hello.Talking about diabeteson the show,and having that platformso people can sharethat information, has reallyhelped thousands of people.
I have over 30,000 or 40,000followers across allof my social media platform.And so I get emails and phonecalls.
And people say, you know,I saw your diabetes show,and my mom went through this,or my cousin went through this,or I'm going through this,and it really, really did helpme.
Through this journeyof diabetes, it really opened upmy mind and my life.Helping people manage their type2 diabetes is very rewarding.
I'm helping somebodysave their life,because somebody helped me savemy life.
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