Diane Talbert

Patient Leader

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, friend and advocate. I hope that by sharing my experiences, I will be able to help others feel less isolated and for loved ones to get a better understanding of what it's like to live with this disease every day. I have lived with fibromyalgia for 2 years, severe psoriasis for 55 years and PsA for 35; but didn't get the proper diagnosis until 15 years ago. I focus on motivating, sharing, learning and inspiring others with chronic illness to live the best life possible despite being ill. While this battle has taken on a life of its own, I share my pain to inspire not for pity; my triumphs are your triumphs in the hopes of touching the life of those affected by this autoimmune disease. I am a blogger and an advocate for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis while educating others about this disease. It’s my mission to help others know that they “can come out fighting.” I'm a caregiver for my parents who are both 85 with health issues. They look at me as if I am Wonder Woman. Di-spite the pain that I'm in, I will always take care of them. I feel nobody understands what we going though. There are days I’m just not me and can’t get things done. When you can’t see my psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis, it’s hard for people to realize the pain that I’m in. But on the other hand when my psoriasis flares you have to deal with the stares, pointing and people judging you. I have written for Creaky Joints, Health Union, Health Central, Everyday Health, New York Times, The Mighty, Remedy Health, Arthritis Foundation, Psoriatic Arthritis and You and blackdoctors.org. I have spoken at The Food and Drug Administration about my life with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. I have attend Capitol Hill yearly and currently speak at Town Hall meetings. I look forward to sharing, learning and growing with others and invite you to join me on this journey. My ultimate goal is to stop the stigma associated with this disease and ultimately find a cure.

Location

Waldorf, MD

Nominations

Best Kept Secret Advocating for Another Best in Show: Community Lifetime Achievement Best in Show: Podcast Best in Show: Blog

Medicare Nation gives LIFE to Seniors! Finally, real answers to Medicare questions & tons of resources on demand! I helped mom get on a program I didn't know existed, until I listened to the show.. My mom is now saving $1,300 a yr! Diane is a true advocate, inspiring Seniors everywhere! This show needs to win! Our whole community listens to it!  — Sheila

Diane is not only an advocate for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis but she is a caregiver to her father who has had 2 types of cancer and COPD. She goes over and beyond to make sure her parents who are both 85 years old are well taken care of in every sense. On top of that, she gets phone calls from people in her community daily for advice.  — Diane

Diane Talbert has been living with Psoriasis ever since she was 8 years old.She has went through many rough days living with this autommiune disease.She started blogging about her journey and she has enpowered people all over the world.She lives to help another.She has spoken at Capitol Hill and around the world.She raises awareness to all she meet  — Sylvia

Diane Talbert is a Master in the field of Psorasis lived over 50 years learning everything about this disease. She really compassionate about the world of Psorasis.  — Sylvia

Diane Talbert has exceeded excellence in her Advocacy for Psoriasis. She has traveled 47 states bringing aearnesd,educating,consoling those in the Psoriasis community.She shares her powerful story across the globe in Hope's of world change.  — Sylvia

Diane is Community Guru.She really has put over 10,000 hours in community work for Psoriasis, Psoratic Arthritis. Psoriasis Support Network is thriving.She is taking it across the globe.She is a Master in Psorasis Communication.  — Sylvia

Diane Talbert has exemplified excellence in traveling across the United States sharing her powerful story,educating,consoling,Psoriasis patients worldwide.Psoratic Support Network is a powerful organization that is changing lives.  — Sylvia

Diane Talbert

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