A Patient’s Journey: Navigating Life with Type 1 Diabetes

We are all patients. This article represents my views from my personal experience with type 1 diabetes for 25 years, in combination with my professional experience over the past 10 years as I have worked in patient support, health promotion and improving the patients’ experience. I aim to provide an outlook on the patient perspective, how the physician encounter translates to them and finally, what are some gaps that need to be filled in order to have a better experience and better health outcomes as a result. As I wrote the article, I shared my perspective building on my personal encounters and reflected on what I personally believe could be added to the journey of patients in order to improve it.