Toby Smithson founded DiabetesEveryDay to provide credible guidance and constant support every day to people with diabetes, and few could possibly be more qualified. She is a nationally recognized Registered Dietitian (a National Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), and is a Certified Diabetes Educator. But most importantly, Toby has more than 40 years experience managing her own diabetes every day with “textbook” success in holding off the potentially disastrous consequences called “complications”; a remarkable achievement.
Toby knows from her personal story and from her own patients that the unique self-management aspect of diabetes can be both incredibly challenging, but absolutely possible for anyone to do well. Yet, as a medical professional she knows from international statistics that this manageable chronic disease continues to literally take life and limb from too many people who have been unable to adopt the lifestyle necessary to preserve their health in spite of diabetes. Worse, new cases continue to mount. Enough!
To DiabetesEveryDay’s video library Toby Smithson brings not only her impressive personal diabetes management success, but also lessons from clinical practice, enthusiasm from decades of public outreach for diabetes prevention, unique insights into motivation, immense frustration with the current system of patient care, and a profound commitment to inspire others to take control of their healthy future. Her guidance goes beyond the standard… “take your medicine, eat better and get more exercise”…. to explore hidden barriers to effective diabetes management behaviors, and to constantly reinforce her three essential commitments that build a strong foundation for long term health.
Toby’s vision? DiabetesEveryDay will be an anchor for people with diabetes, a connection to something solid that’s there every day in a new way. That actually seeing how to do effective diabetes management will tip the balance for some who struggle. That having DiabetesEveryDay always at their fingertips will constantly reinforce the individual guidance people with diabetes receive from their doctor and medical care team. That DiabetesEveryDay will make a difference.