Whether you’re overweight or underweight, young or old, active or a couch potato, neither family history nor genetics necessarily predict whether someone will have Type 1 diabetes. Asheville’s SuzinBean Sweeney talks about her experience with the disease — and a children’s book she’s written about it.
Local resident Katie Souris shares her journey in learning to deal with Type 1 diabetes: “Weaving together … different parts of myself comes up repeatedly as I continue my journey from rejection to resentment to acceptance to embracing diabetes in my life.”
Walt Roberson is, as he puts it, “an ol’ drill sergeant” and a Vietnam vet who spent more than 30 years working his beat as an Asheville police officer. He’s used to being tough, and at more than 6 feet tall, he’s probably never been a small man. But now 60, the retired city resident says he came close to “doing something stupid” after he left the force: He gained weight till he was pushing 400 pounds, had knee surgery, was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and got so depressed that suicide wasn’t much too close in his mind.
The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has been sued in a wrongful-death suit relating to the July 2004 death of Marvis Gail Davidson in the Buncombe County Detention Facility.
In this lawsuit, Sheriff Van Duncan is sued (in his official capacity) for the wrongful death of Marvis Gail Davidson, who died on July 8, 2004, in the Buncombe County Detention Facility. The lawsuit alleges that despite it being well-known that Davidson had diabetes, she was not given medical care and died in agonizing pain. […]