Psoriasis Disease and What You Should Know – Diane Talbert

Dec 2, 2021 | aging, books, culture, Health, politics, seniors, technology

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show, on KSCW.  I’m Paul Vogelzang and today’s show is brought to you by Faherty Brand Clothes and , yum, Omaha Steaks.


Our guest today is Diane Talbert, and we’re going to discuss several things she wished she’d know, as a person of color, about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Those with immune-mediated diseases have, for too long now, felt alone in navigating through their conditions. This can be compounded for some groups by racial disparities when it comes to diagnosis for diseases like psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

These disparities can lead to troubling outcomes, and our guest today Diane Talbert understands the importance of bringing to light these aspects of psoriatic diseases. As a psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis patient advocate, Diane Talbert is working with pharmaceutical companies and organizations to better understand and address health disparities in psoriatic disease – specifically as it relates to diagnosis.

This is an amazing individual and you’ll enjoy our conversation with Diane Talbert, who’ll share her 50-year patient journey and a unique perspective as she has experienced first-hand the health inequities that people of color face. In particular, it took Diane 20 years for her symptoms to be taken seriously and receive a proper diagnosis – setting her up for her advocacy work around these diseases, including visits to Capitol Hill every year

Please join me in welcoming to The Not Old Better Show via internet phone, Diane Talbert.

My thanks to Faherty Brand Clothes and Omaha Steaks for sponsoring today’s episode.  My thanks to Diane Talbert for graciously sharing her incredible story.  My thanks to you, my wonderful Not Old Better Show audience…be well, stay safe out there and remember to talk about better…The Not Old Better Show. Thanks, everybody.