- Care of the Caregiver
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Kerri is the creator and editor of award-winning diabetes patient blog, serving a dedicated audience of over 100,000 readers per month. She has been featured in NPR, US News and World Report, CBNC, Yahoo! Health, LA Times, The Lancet, and other national media outlets. Kerri is one of the first globally-recognized patient advocacy voices, leading the charge for patient opinion leaders and their contribution to company involvement in social media, in addition to raising funds and awareness for diabetes research and cure initiatives. Kerri is a featured speaker at new media, health-focused, and advocacy-focused conferences such as BlogWorldExpo, SXSWi, BlogHer, Friends for Life, Digital Pharma, ePatientConference, Pharma Times Digital Club Meeting, Doctors 2.0 & You, Canadian Diabetes Association, as well as advocacy events and diabetes support groups.
Kerri is a columnist for diaTribe online newsletter (www.diatribe.us) with "SUM Musings," a monthly columnist and video blogger for Animas (www.animas.com) with "Life Uninterrupted, a columnist for dLife (www.dlife.com) with "Generation D," a contributing writer to Diabetes Health, Diabetic Living, HealthCentral, Disney's Family.com, Diabetes Self-Management, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Countdown Magazine. She has also been a featured interview in patient-focused books such as "Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness" and "Chicken Soul for the Soul." Contributor "Successful Women with Diabetes." Her first book will be released in Spring 2014, focusing on diabetes and the patient experience.
Advisory Board Member of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, Webicina, Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (#dsma), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, Better Health LLC, You Can Do This Project, and Diabetes Advocates
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Kerri Morrone Sparling has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 26 years, diagnosed in 1986. She manages her diabetes and lives her life by the mantra "Diabetes doesn't define me, but it helps explain me."
Kerri is a passionate advocate for all-things diabetes. She is the creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs, reaching a global audience of patients, caregivers, and industry. Outside of her blog, Kerri's work can be found at diaTribe, dLife, and in diabetes outreach like JDRF's Countdown magazine, in addition to her extensive diabetes YouTube channel. She has a sponsorship agreement with Animas Corporation, manufacturers of the insulin pump she wears every day, and contributes columns and videos to their company website. Well-versed in social media and its influence on patients, Kerri presents regularly at conferences, advocacy events such as BlogHer, Digital Pharma, Doctors 2.0 & You, SXSWi, and diabetes-specific events hosted by advocacy chapters. She currently works full-time as a writer and consultant.
Kerri and her husband, Chris, live in Rhode Island, USA with their daughter. She can be reached by email at email@example.com, or on Twitter at @sixuntilme.
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