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Panelist: Gretchen Becker
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Episodes in which Gretchen Becker appears

Author, "The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes" and "Pre-diabetes"; and coauthor, "The Four Corners Diet"  Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Author, "The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes" and "Pre-diabetes"; and coauthor, "The Four Corners Diet"  Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

Ms Becker studied biology for 8 years at Radcliffe/Harvard, where she published two papers in peer-reviewed journals, and then dropped out to take a more lucrative job as a live-in maid in Manhattan. After hitting the "glass ceiling" in the world of domestic service, she moved on to various other jobs including working as a lab technician in Harlem, a newspaper reporter in Brattleboro, Vermont, and a cheese plant worker in Guilford, Vermont.

She is now a freelance editor of medical books and journals and lives on a small sheep farm in Halifax, Vermont. She is also an elected tax assessor and a trustee of public funds for her town.

Since her diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes in 1996, she has devoted a lot of time trying to learn as much as she can about this chronic disease and to use her background in both science and journalism to help educate fellow patients throughout the world (via the Internet) so they can take control of their disease and avoid serious complications.

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