​​​Miriam E.Tucker

Who I am in 100 Words
(The Washington Post, January 1, 2000)

My name is Miriam E. Tucker. I developed type 1 diabetes when I was 9. Now 35, I test my blood sugar and take insulin shots four times daily. It's a constant struggle. Of course there is much more to me than diabetes, but it does color my entire life. I work as a medical writer specializing in diabetes. I derive great satisfaction from helping people understand the disease. What would I be doing had I not developed diabetes? I have no idea. Diabetes will probably kill me in the end, but, oddly enough, it's also given me a reason to live.