Ms. Ruggiero is founder and president of the Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., and author of The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar, which was acclaimed by the American Library Association as “one of best lay medical books in public libraries.” Having overcome ten years of illness–during which she saw dozens of doctors, endured countless medical tests, took thousands of pills and even underwent electric shock therapy–she understands the plight of the hypoglycemic firsthand. In her book, she shares with you her own personal experience and the knowledge she’s gained about this baffling disorder.
In 1980, Ms. Ruggiero established The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., to inform, support and encourage hypoglycemics and the public about this too often misunderstood and misdiagnosed disease. This organization has enabled her to show how poor nutritional habits and severe nutritional deficiencies affect one’s emotional and physical health.
A frequent guest on radio and television and a well-known speaker, Roberta has also brought her message to the international, corporate, medical and educational communities. Presently, she is focusing on Children with Hypoglycemia by launching www.hypoglycemiaKIDS.org , the first-ever website devoted just to this cause, while simultaneously designing a program for schools on the food/mood connection. Ms. Ruggiero is also dedicated to educating the public on the correlation between hypoglycemia and alcoholism. Perhaps a website addressing that topic is in the stars! Whatever road she takes in the future, you can be assured that Roberta will stay on top of the latest developments in hypoglycemia research and treatment and will continue to connect the dots for you… her HSF audience!
About The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc.
The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 1980 to increase awareness of the causes, effects and latest treatment of reactive hypoglycemia (also known as low blood sugar) and to show how poor diet and nutritional deficiencies affect one’s emotional and physical health at home, work and in personal relationships. The HSF was founded by Roberta Ruggiero, a hypoglycemic who was misdiagnosed for 10 years. Finally, a Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT) identified hypoglycemia, and a simple diet change managed her symptoms and turned her life around! She now inspires and gives hope to hypoglycemics around the world through her organization and book, The Do’s and Don’ts of Hypoglycemia: An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar. The HSF offers education through their website, www.hypoglycemia.org.