Shireen Rizavi Bio
Shireen Razavi is a Social Worker who was diagnosed as insulin resistant, though she does not have diabetes. However, she adopted the principles of the diabetes friendly diet, which led to a 70-pound weight loss that she maintains to date. Shireen has attended and assisted with facilitating weight management/diabetes groups where she was able to gain a better understanding of the disease and struggles facing individuals with diabetes.
With a Masters in Social Work, Shireen has been working with families for eight years. Her current job responsibilities include supervising of case managers, providing case management services to families, and supervising Social Work interns through the University of Missouri and other area colleges. She provides her clients with assistance in developing a unique treatment plan that provides the individualized support they need. Shireen’s philosophy is that “a multidisciplinary team approach is the best way to address complicated client issues. That is why I believe a social work perspective could really benefit dLife and its users.”
Most of the time, we bash the lastest news about a "diabetes cure" because it is neither a cure, nor often even a significant improvement in diabetes treatment. Usually these "cures" are tested in mice, but fail to make the leap over to human physiology. Devices may work in the lab, but take decades to pass through FDA review, and still not be much better than what we already have. It's enough to make us all jaded. I know I am. But I saw something...