Mom’s sick. Dad’s pricking his finger again. Do I have to call the ambulance?
“Sometimes I feel scared that you’re going to be sick and
maybe not take care of me.” - Jeffrey, age 10, son of Novo
Nordisk employee and Type 1 diabetes patient, Desirea Richardson.
Through a child’s eyes, having a loved one with diabetes can be
scary and confusing. Watch as the children of our NNI employees and
members of our Employee Resource Group, A1Connection, open up about
their challenges, fears and even the bright side of growing up with a
parent with diabetes (and there is a bright side!). Most importantly,
watch as their stories showcase the critical role family members and
support systems can play in helping a loved one manage a chronic
condition, as well as reinforce that people with diabetes don’t have
to manage their disease alone.
In our latest Patient Perspectives podcast, Novo Nordisk employee
Desirea Richardson asks her son Jeffrey to share his thoughts about
how her diabetes makes him feel. She then speaks to a Novo Nordisk
diabetes educator, Melissa Weinstein about the important role diabetes
educators can play in supporting both patients and their families.
Watch and listen to the conversation below.