Diabetes Jeopardy Answer #20 for D-Month: 50+ years living with Type 1, He Continues to Teach Others.

 

Joe Solo….and the answer is, who is Joe Solowiejczyk.

The fact that Joe has lived as full a life as he has chosen with Type 1 diabetes is, in itself, a worthy accomplishment. But to this day, he continues to teach others and will be the first to tell you that he too, continues to learn each and every day.  There are quite a few people on this earth that I know are still alive because of the incredible amount of assistance Joe has provided.  He translates what he lives daily and utilizes it as a coach to all who will listen.  His dynamic style is known to anyone who has heard him, and chose to hear him again, and again, and again.

His Bio from the Children with Diabetes website:
Joe Solowiejczyk, RN, MSW, CDE, was President of InBalance Healthcare, a counseling and education service for health care professionals and adults and children with diabetes, for over 10 years. He also worked for LifeScan as Manager of Diabetes Counseling & Training and is a faculty member of the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute. Joe is healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 50 years. Mr. Solowiejczyk has been able to translate his personal experience into patient care. As a diabetes nurse educator and family therapist, he specializes in assessing how family dynamics impact management of diabetes and designing interventions that result in more effective coping and optimal metabolic control.

For Diabetes Awareness Month:

This month, I will be highlighting someone in the diabetes community.  They may be people you know, or might not know, but they give of themselves to make this world, our world, with diabetes a special place.   I will not get to everyone this month, but it is my hope that perhaps you can be introduced to some of those you may not know.

I’m certainly not the definitive on who should be included….you are.  If you think I should include someone, shoot me an email at tkarlya@drif.org and I will do what I can to include that person as well.  Welcome to diabetes awareness month.

I am a diabetes dad.

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