My name is Allison Nimlos and I am not the Blood Sugar Whisperer. But someday I’d like to be.
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 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 I have also used a Medtronic pump, Lantus + Humalog, and Regular + NPH to manage my diabetes. I also take Victoza off-label to help with insulin resistance. To stay active, I enjoy running, strength training and hot yoga.
I live in Minneapolis with my husband and our adorable kitty, Natasha. I enjoy reading non-fiction, watching independent films, and spending time with friends. I also blog about non-diabetes related topics at my personal blog, With Faith & Grace.