My name is Kerri Sparling and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of seven. I've worked full time since the day after I graduated from college (I've been a banker, service writer at a car repair shop, arbitration coordinator, aviation insurance specialist, editor ... diabetes has required me to keep working in pursuit of reliable insurance coverage) but the job I love most is the one I've been doing for the last 14 years, and that's working as a writer and speaker.Read More
Type 1 diabetes can seem to strip you of a lot, you feel restricted at times and incapable at others, but this disease gives you a superpower that makes you unstoppable; you learn how to listen to your body. One might really enjoy the isolation of the gym and not the intensity of kickboxing, but what works for you can only be found through listening to your body’s response to the workouts. By listening to what my body wanted, I found that I am capable to do anything.Read More
Nurses joke around about how working the night shift shortens your life spans and causes health problems - funny to say “night shift is killing me!” until you realize it is slowly sucking the life from you...not so funny anymore is it?
Now think about having diabetes - a disease with many varying factors - and I’m combining the two??Read More
"I was told I'd never eat sugar again." Matt Vande Vegte turned his diabetes diagnosis into his strength. FTF/From The Fight a beacon of hope for diabetics everywhere.Read More
Diagnosed in high school, see how Lisa Vande Vegte's battle with Crohn's disease has helped shape her into the happiest & healthiest version of herself.Read More