Diabetes By The Numbers: Renza Scibilia talks ATTD, #LanguageMatters, and #SpareARose


One of the surprising things I’ve found out about myself while interviewing people for Diabetes By The Numbers is that I’m one of the worst pronouncers of names I’ve ever met.

That’s horrible, especially when I have a guest as special as Renza Scibilia. Renza is a diabetes superhero worldwide, with her blog, her work for a large diabetes organization in Australia, and her presence at the forefront of the most important issues facing all of us.

After Renza gets me straightened out on the correct pronunciation of her last name, we talk about the upcoming ATTD conference in Berlin, the importance of #LanguageMatters, and how critical the Spare a Rose campaign is.

Which is timely, because this episode of Diabetes By The Numbers is part of Diabetes Podcast Week, February 10 through 16. All of the podcasters and video bloggers are throwing their efforts this week behind the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign through the International Diabetes Federation’s Life for a Child program.

As I’ve mentioned before, the cost of one rose (about $5 USD) saves the life of a child for one month. The cost of a dozen roses gains a child in another part of the world an entire year to play, go to school, and be with their families. Who doesn’t love that?

There are children all over the world who are depending on us. So please, take time right now. Click on the link below and share it with everyone you know. And now… here’s Renza!
DBTN

Reference Material – Click below for more information on this topic

Renza Scibilia is a gifted writer, and you can read her at:
Diabetogenic.wordpress.com

Be part of the Spare a Rose, Save a Child campaign this year by making your donation at:
LFACInternational.org/SpareARose

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