In his early 60s, Bob Cope was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. An asthma attack had sent him to the hospital and, while there, a doctor informed him he had diabetes.
In thinking back, he said he had experienced diabetic symptoms that were affecting his health. He felt weak at times, especially in his legs — almost like he couldn’t remain standing. He was always thirsty and always felt the need to go to the bathroom.
His diagnosis was a major life change. Bob was living alone with no one to help him manage the disease.
"When I left the hospital, it was a learning process to figure out the routine of taking insulin," he says.