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Kerri Sparling
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A madcap recap of Friends for Life 2014:

http://sixuntilme.com/wp/2014/07/09/friends-life-madcap-recap/
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Remember the little Tamagotchi pets that were creepy/trendy 20 years ago?  (Yes, that was 20 years ago.  I’ll wait while you pluck out the gray hairs.)  As much as I wanted to not give a shit about that weird little egg, I did.  I wanted to press the buttons and feed it, pet it, care [...]
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As a family, we went to dinner and Birdy’s sequin-covered shoes sparkled furiously in the afternoon sunlight.  Her shoes were downright distracting and I found myself low-staring at them, focusing on the individual sparkles being projected onto the tablecloth at the restaurant.  My brain had hit an uncomfortably steady pace with the anxiety of being [...]
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... some of the don’ts were more subtle:  like “don’t allow the disease that’s built around obsessing about food to let you become obsessed with food.”

http://sixuntilme.com/wp/2014/02/25/diabetes-lies/
So many rules were slapped into place immediately upon diagnosis, with diabetes feeling like a disease of “don’ts.”  Don’t eat cookies, don’t forget to measure your food, don’t leave the house without your meter or insulin or glucose tabs, don’t go to bed without checking your blood sugar, don’t eat too much sugar-free candy or [...]
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What does CGM in the Cloud look like?  Check out these insights from D-Dad John Costik:

http://sixuntilme.com/wp/2014/07/10/cgm-cloud-part/
Waiting, when it comes to diabetes, frustrates the hell out of me.  According to the “cure in five years!” mantra that rang out constantly when I was diagnosed in 1986, I’ve been waiting for a cure for almost 30 years.  Currently, I wait (impatiently) for the Animas Vibe to become available to US patients.  I [...]
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Last night closed out a long week+ of travel, and it closed out with style at the JDRF TypeOneNation Texas event, where I was honored to be a presenter at the conference (talking about balancing diabetes – HEY-O! – and getting the most out of your medical appointments).  More on those sessions once I dive [...]
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Channeling my best "Room on the Broom" for Diabetes Blog Week's poetry prompt. 

http://sixuntilme.com/wp/2014/05/13/d-blog-week-diabetes-poetry/
Today is Poetry Day for Diabetes Blog Week, and I’m paying homage to one of our favorite books here in the run-by-a-four-year-old Sparling household – Room on the Broom. There’s Room, I Assume? The Girl has a panc And islets that were blank And a long history With no pancreas thanks. Oh but how the [...]
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Manny's review of Balancing Diabetes!
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Balancing Diabetes is available at Barnes and Noble online!
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"Diabetes doesn't define me, but it helps explain me."
Introduction

I’m Kerri Morrone Sparling and I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in September of 1986.  For much of my life, I was the only diabetic I knew.  Thankfully, that’s not the case anymore.

I started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because I was tired of Googling “diabetes” and coming up with little more than a list of complications and frightening stories.  Where were all the people who were living with this disease, like I have been since I was a little girl?  Was I the only diabetic out there who felt alone?

But then I learned about blogs, and the power of sharing our stories online.  Back when I first started blogging, I was one of four or five diabetes bloggers.  Now I am a proud member of a vast diabetes community who prove every day that I’m not alone with this disease.

I am a writer, speaker, and consultant, and I truly love what I do for work.  I am so proud to be a member of the diabetes community.  I live in Rhode Island with my husband, Chris, and our daughter, Birdy.  I also think most bios are boring, so I’m going to stop this one here.

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Rhode Island
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Boston, MA - Rhode Island - Norwalk, CT - The moon
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    Writer / New Media Consultant, 2005 - present
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