Stories

Tanya

When Tanya first went to the emergency room she didn’t think anything too serious was going on with her. She felt like she was, “Just like dizzy and my equilibrium was off, so I went to the emergency room thinking it was something totally different. They decided to check my sugar and it was like [...]

2017-04-24T16:41:52+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Geo

I’m a nurse and see what diabetes does on a daily basis to my patients lives. I work in an ICU and have firsthand experience with the long term complications of diabetes. Many end up on dialysis, losing a limb, or losing their independence. One common thread with many of my patients is that they [...]

2017-04-24T16:39:18+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Ruben

In 2006, while flying from Washington DC to Las Vegas, I was having difficulty focusing on the words in a book I was reading. The words were blurry and I attributed it to fatigue.  I noticed that the blurriness and inability to focus on other reading materials was becoming more and more prevalent.  After a [...]

2017-03-29T12:54:47+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

Shawn

“Before I received Culinary health insurance at the Cosmopolitan I really had to struggle to pay for my healthcare,” said Shawn Best, a Culinary union member and cook.  “In early 2016 I was diagnosed with diabetes and I’m concerned about the impact on our coverage of high cost diabetes drugs.  I currently have five prescriptions related [...]

2017-03-16T12:39:32+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

Jeannie

“Four of my children developed Type I Juvenile diabetes and they have all struggled,” said 76-year-old Jeannie Sedich, a Las Vegas resident.  “We don’t know where the diabetes came from and can’t trace it back in our family.” Sedich’s daughter Mary was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at eight-years old.  Mary passed away last [...]

2017-03-16T15:07:02+00:00 March 15th, 2017|

Rita

In 2000, I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes after ending up in the hospital and the ICU for 10 days – In that episode that landed me in the hospital, I was given a 2% chance of living, but I woke up 3 days later. I moved to Las Vegas right after 9/11. [...]

2017-03-16T12:37:14+00:00 March 15th, 2017|