This month is Diabetes Awareness Month and one author that we know who lives with diabetes is Anne Rice. After living for years, not having any problems, she suddenly was struck with Type 1 diabetes, without recognizing the symptoms.
After being rushed to the hospital after she had blacked out, they did a simple test that told her she had type 1 diabetes, which usually occurs in younger adults and children. Type 2 usually occurs in adults. Because of this, she has become dedicated to advocating for awareness of diabetes, so that people don’t ignore their symptoms like she did.
“To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.”
She found that her diabetes, before she was diagnosed, really affected her writing. “I was sitting at the computer, and trying to write, and the simplest descriptions were impossible for me,” Rice said. “I simply couldn’t find the words.”
“Obsession led me to write. It’s been that way with every book I’ve ever written. I become completely consumed by a theme, by characters, by a desire to meet a challenge.”
Anne Rice has written many series, which have mostly been about the supernatural or have Christian themes within them. She just came out with her newest novel, Blood Communion, in October which is a part of her Vampire Chronicles series.