I am a twenty year veteran of type 1 diabetes and I have spent more than 10 years writing about diabetes. I’m a freelance diabetes writer and pursuing my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. I am a graduate intern at Soul Work Counseling in Minneapolis and am currently accepting clients.
I opened my first diabetes website when I was in high school, followed by DiabetesTeenTalk when I was in college. I also worked in public relations for three years and then had a two year stint at DiabetesMine.com as the Assistant Editor.
I own Blue Cupcake, an Etsy store with several lines of diabetes-inspired greeting cards for celebrating milestones in the life of a PWD, including diaversaries and achievements in weight loss and A1C. We also sell thank you cards for Walks and Rides to Cure Diabetes.
I currently manage my diabetes using an Omnipod and a Dexcom continuous glucose monitors, but in the past I have also used a Medtronic pump, Lantus + Humalog, and Regular + NPH. I was also on Victoza for about a year, but recently quit as it was no longer effective.
I live in Minneapolis with my husband and our adorable kitty, Natasha. I enjoy reading, binging old TV shows on Netflix, and spending time with friends and family.