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About Riva Greenberg
Riva Greenberg is a diabetes corporate advisor, educator, advocate, health coach, and online influencer, who has lived successfully with type 1 diabetes since 1972. She is currently advising the Centers for Disease Control in the branding of DSMES (Diabetes Self Management Education and Support Services).
Riva is a trusted KOL bringing the patient voice to health care, and an international speaker at conferences, health expos, hospitals, and corporations. Over the past several years she has transformed the way we live with chronic illness and how health professionals work with people with diabetes. She and her partner, Boudewijn Bertsch, designed the Flourishing Approach (FA), a neurobiology-based, rather than machine-like, approach to managing diabetes. Riva has presented the FA to thousands of health professionals around the world and facilitates skills workshops.
Riva's three books create a trilogy to manage diabetes well. Her first book, "The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes" helps readers develop emotional strength, stamina, and flexibility. "50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It" breaks through misinformation through the engaging format of myths & truths. "Diabetes Do's & How-To's" provides essential action steps to achieve good health. Riva wrote for the 'Huffington Post' for seven years and blogs on her website DiabetesStories.com, which has been recognized numerous times by Healthline and ShareCare Now.
"The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes" has been used at diabetes camps to help children with type 1 diabetes overcome fear and build resilience. Riva is an IDF Blue Circle member, member of the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, she has spoken at the WHO, United Nations and is recognized for her humanistic work by professional associations and organizations.
Riva delivers keynote talks. For more information visit her website Diabetes Stories.com; Twitter: @diabetesmyths
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Patient-expert Riva Greenberg’s book is an essential guide for the more than 24 million Americans with diabetes and the more than 57 million with prediabetes. 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life puts the “power of truth” directly into patients’ hands, dispelling the 50 most common myths that tend to rule their lives, such as: “You have to be fat to get diabetes,” “Eating too many sweets causes diabetes,” “Insulin shots are painful,” and “Type 2 diabetes is not as serious as Type 1.” With recommendations from top experts and engaging patient stories, 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life explains the crucial information everyone managing this chronic illness needs to know to live a long, healthy life with diabetes.
“Finally someone lets people touched by diabetes know what is real and what is not, and what needs action and what should be ignored.” —Francine R. Kauffman, MD
“An excellent resource for people who have diabetes and for those who love them. Reassuring, informative, and easy to read.” —Richard R. Rubin, PhD, Past President of the American Diabetes Association
“Contains the most important, and surprising, facts you need to know to live well with diabetes.” —William H. Polonsky, CEO, Behavioral Diabetes Institute