Diabetes Fame - Science

Albert Ellis - Pioneer of behavioral psychotherapy

Thomas Edison - Inventor of the light bulb, phonograph

Cynthia Ice - IBM's Lotus Accessability Lead and software developer

Dr. George Minot - First person with diabetes to receive Nobel Prize for Medicine

M. Alan Permutt - Scientist (discovered the Wolfram Syndrome gene)

John Paul Stapp - Doctor and space research pioneer, "The Fastest Man on Earth"

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by Lindsey Guerin
Because I wear my Dexcom on my arm, I’ve slowly adjusted to the fact that people will ask me about it. Sometimes it’s the rude and inquisitive “What’s that?” and sometimes it’s somewhat sincere curiosity “Is that a (insert random type of medical device that they assume)?” Sometimes it bothers me more than others depending on how they ask and how they respond once I’ve told them what it is. I have limits to how much myth-busting I want to do in everyday conversation and how much rudeness I can...