CJ Walker

My name is CJ Walker, and since 2019, I’ve been living with type 2 diabetes. I am a wife, mom, and chronic illness advocate. I became a Patients Rising Ambassador because I am impressed with the advocacy work Patients Rising does and the impact they are making. Patients Rising is an organization of authentic people who share the same goal, making medical care and treatment affordable for all, and I wanted to be a part of that.

Chronic illness isn’t something you have to face alone. Having a strong community on your side and advocates who will encourage and fight on your behalf is the key to strength – all you have to do is reach out.”

Diagnoses I advocate for: autism, diabetes

Where I’m from: Virginia

My Socials




The Mighty…https://themighty.com/u/thegeneticdiabetic/

My Story


The Genetic Diabetic – https://thegeneticdiabeticblog.com/

My Organizations

Type 2 Diabetes Support Group – https://themighty.com/groups/type2diabetessupport

Type2Diabetes.com – https://type2diabetes.com/

Chronic Disease Coalition https://chronicdiseasecoalition.org/get-involved/ambassadors/cj-walker


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