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Becoming an Advocate with Lupus and Type 1 Diabetes: Melissa’s Story

Episode Summary

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to juggle multiple chronic illnesses? In this episode, Melissa shares her journey getting diagnosed with lupus and type 1 diabetes at age nine, through to today when she works as a mental health occupational therapist in the UK.

Episode Notes

Melissa shares how she learned to be a more effective advocate over time, and provides insights into how she copes with the ups and downs of chronic illness life.

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