Since 2006, Riva Greenberg has been speaking to national audiences inspiring people with diabetes to manage their condition and helping health care professionals work more effectively with patients. She speaks at conferences, health fairs and corporate wellness programs, as well as conducts facilitative workshops and coaches patients.
Typical responses to Riva’s presentations remark on her ability to make diabetes, a complex subject, easy to understand and to influence behavior change. Riva has lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for 40+ years and has been helping others live an exceptional life not despite having diabetes but because of it, using diabetes as a catalyst to create a healthier, happier, more meaningful life.
Riva is the author of two diabetes books: – 50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It and The ABC’s Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes. She writes for the Huffington Post and blogs on her web site DiabetesStories.com.
Riva won first place in the 2008 “Inspired by Diabetes” Creative Expression competition sponsored by Eli Lilly and the International Diabetes Federation and her book, The ABC of Loving Yourself, won the Australian Children’s Book of the Year award. In 2011, she was #6 on Sharecare Now’s list of the top ten diabetes online influencers.
In 2009 and 2010, Riva’s expertise as a key opinion leader was sought by various companies including Roche and Can Am Care. In 2010, OrganizedWisdom.com cited Riva as one of five type 1 diabetes patient-experts.
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