Personal Stories of Diabetes Diagnosis, Management

In honor of American Diabetes Month, Kaiser Permanente’s popular Care Stories blog is highlighting patients’ stories of their diagnosis and learning to manage their disease.

Terry McMaster shares his experience of being surprised at his diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. Initially, he didn’t pay much attention to what it might mean. After attending an educational class and learning the debilitating effects diabetes can have on the kidneys, eyes, brain and limbs, he began taking it very seriously. Hear more of McMaster’s story, including how he learned to manage his disease and be a real presence in his grandchildren’s lives, in the video below.

More on McMaster’s story can be found on the Care Stories site.

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