Diabetes and the Truck Driver

Recently I came across an email I received from an anonymous reader that included a press release for a new television segment dealing with a professional truck driver who is dealing with Diabetes on the road. Since this is a very important subject for those of us who drive for a living, I thought I would pass it along. Diabetes is probably the number one cause of early retirement for the professional truck driver next to injuries on the job. Read the press release below.

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July 20, 2007

Truck Driver to Appear on National Television on dLifeTV Florida Resident Fits the Exact Profile for Producers For people with diabetes, getting control of one’s glucose levels is always the ultimate goal, but for many it’s an ongoing struggle. For Kathleen, Florida resident Nancy Younger, who has diabetes, being a full time truck driver and balancing her diabetes is now making her a mini-celebrity.

The producers of dLifeTV — a national, weekly, newsmagazine show about diabetes, airing on CNBC Sundays at 7:00PM Eastern — were looking for someone for their “Real People, Real Stories” segment, which features individuals who have inspiring stories related to living with diabetes. Ms. Younger found that exercising at various truck stops by walking around the parking lot, staying in touch with her doctor and watching what she ate greatly improved her blood glucose control and offered her the opportunity to lose weight.

dLifeTV with the second show of its new season offers viewers the opportunity to see first hand what it is like living on the road; truck stop to truck stop with diabetes when they hear Nancy Younger’s story and more on July 22nd at 7:00PM on CNBC. Bill Younger, Nancy’s husband and also a truck driver, also appears on the show to discuss how he supports his wife in her ongoing battle against diabetes. dLife TV is the brainchild of Howard Steinberg, who is executive producer of the seven-time, Telly Award-winning show, and also lives with type 1 diabetes.

About dLife
dLifeTV is the first and only national, weekly, lifestyle series devoted to living with diabetes, and http://www.dLife.com is the largest, independent website with diabetes information. The dLife.com Viewing Room offers original streaming video content — unique and entertaining information for people with diabetes, with prediabetes, or who have a family member with diabetes. Produced by LifeMed Media, dLife is the first-ever multimedia platform for diabetes information, inspiration, and connection. dLifeTV airs every Sunday on CNBC at 7:00pm ET, 6:00pm CT, and 4:00pm PT. The dLife Diabetes Minute is heard on radio stations around the country and on XM Satellite Radio.

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