Ruth Bader Ginsburg – A Note of Appreciation from a Diabetes Nurse

Today, let’s celebrate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and consider the impact of her legacy on our lives.

In spite of a tough childhood filled with loss and numerous obstacles through her adult life, Ruth Bader Ginsberg (RBG) persevered and became a champion for equality. She believed that equal justice under the law should be applied to every single American, regardless of gender.

As a woman-owned business, I owe a debt of gratitude to this trailblazer. She demonstrated through her actions, that women are equally capable of taking leadership roles, running organizations, and being change agents.

She provides wisdom and guidance for diabetes specialists and advocates.

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” – RBG

As a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist for over twenty years, I have personally witnessed the positive changes our community has championed. From making sure recommendations are based on evidence to changing our approach from a compliance model to person-centered education. We have advocated for Medicare Coverage for the Diabetes Prevention Program and won approval.

In the spirit of RBG, we are taking a leadership role in promoting CV disease reduction and bringing technology and resources to underserved communities. We realize the importance of equitable diabetes care delivery and are raising awareness of the social determinants of health. We are breaking down barriers and lifting people up.

We have done all this through careful study, collaboration, research, kindness, and compassion.

Just like RBG, our Diabetes Community realizes we are in it for the long haul and big changes take time.

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.” – RBG

This determined woman instigated a revolution of thought and legislation. Not overnight, but with slow, methodical determination and intelligence and we are forever indebted to her.

Thank you, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Even though you have passed, your fire burns brightly.

Coach Beverly

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