Page ContentVideo GalleryTo view these videos in optimal format, please set your YouTube video player to 1080p high resolution. John Ray: 'My Diabetes Wake-up Call' John Ray, like family members before him, has Type 2 diabetes. He witnessed one family member after another struggle with devastating complications: amputation, blindness, neuropathy, heart disease, and death. But it took his diabetic brother’s hospitalization for John to get serious about diabetes. Here’s his story. Barbara Ives: 'I Needed to Change My Lifestyle.' Barbara Ives tried to manage her diabetes. She’d do OK for a while and then gradually slide back into old habits. When it was recommended she see a Kelsey-Seybold endocrinologist, diabetes educator, and registered dietitian, she hoped it would help make a difference. And it sure did. Here’s her story. The Ravaging Effects on Your Body Diabetes has the potential to affect every blood vessel within the body. Kelsey-Seybold’s Dr. Victor Simms, Dr. Linda Ly, and Dr. Stephen Thomas have seen close up what happens when diabetes isn’t well managed. Quick Tips to Get You Started Getting started with managing prediabetes or diabetes is the first hurdle to clear. Believe it or not, there are several simple lifestyle changes you can make that could have a huge payoff. Kelsey-Seybold’s Dr. Victor Simms, Dr. Stephen Thomas, Dr. Linda Ly, and Certified Diabetes Educator Ann Young offer their tips. The Consequences of Denial What you do or don’t do after learning you have diabetes affects not just you, but your entire family. Kelsey-Seybold’s Dr. Linda Ly explains the importance of taking diabetes seriously and why you can’t let your guard down when it comes to managing this disease. A Physician’s Personal Journey Kelsey-Seybold’s Dr. Stephen Thomas shares his experience with prediabetes and his approach to managing his condition. He’ll walk you through what he did that enabled him to bring his blood sugar levels back to a healthy range and avoid the progression into diabetes.