Chet Galaska (he/him)
Chet Galaska joined Momma on February 5, 2024 live on Twitch & YouTube to talk about Diabetes & Mental Health
Chet Galaska is a retired businessman who is working to dispel myths and misperceptions that surround diabetes. He is not a medical professional but has had the disease since 1981 and sees things from the perspective of people who have diabetes and experience the issues he discusses. The basic problem is that people generally do not understand diabetes and much of what they believe is untrue. To address this he wrote The Diabetes Book: What Everyone Should Know and developed the Challenge Diabetes Program. CDP teaches the basics to diabetics, those who care about them and anyone who wants to know the facts. He has presented the program in cooperation with civic, church and social groups as well as the YMCA, the University of Massachusetts and Springfield College. He received the “Heroes Walking Among Us award from the Massachusetts Foot and Ankle Society for his work. Chet’s goal is to create an informed and supportive social environment that respects diabetics who fight it and encourages those who don’t to take it seriously.
Socials / Links for Guest Connection
Website - https://challengediabetes.us/
References / Things Mentioned During the Stream
Book Recommendation: The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
Book Recommendation: Diabetes Burnout: What to Do When You Can't Take It Anymore by William H. Polonsky