About Elizabeth Snouffer
Who am I and where have I been? What gives me the right to write about diabetes?
Two things. Experience and passion.
I created diabetes 24-7 in 2004, and have dedicated much effort to keeping it current while I have traveled all over the world – working, raising a family, writing and making sense of my illness in the modern world. I have had type 1 diabetes for 39 years without any major complications, other than OCD related to BG numbers! Patients like me who were diagnosed in the 1970s or previous to that time and are still managing today have witnessed a great deal, including the emergence of new technologies which have allowed us to live longer and better lives.
I have managed insulin pump therapy with some of the best experts in diabetes care in the world in New York, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Singapore. My travels and my work have given me the opportunity to meet the best and brightest in medicine and scientific research, and my global understanding is what makes my perspective in diabetes information relevant to a diverse population.
Today, I am editor for the International Diabetes Federation (www.IDF.org) publication, Diabetes Voice and occasionally write about health for the South China Morning Post. I also consult and am currently working on a variety of creative projects here in Singapore where I live and in the US, all to progress care and cure for people living with diabetes.
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