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 person with diabetes out there who felt alone?
Then I learned about blogs, and the power of sharing our stories online. Back when I first started writing online about diabetes, 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 live in Rhode Island with my husband, Chris, and our daughter, known on this blog as “Birdy.” We have two cats – Siah and Loopy – both of whom somewhat appreciate an aggressive snuggle. I like to go to the beach with my daughter and travel with my family. And I love new music, so I definitely want to see your playlist. (Not a euphemism.)
If you’d like to connect, the best way to reach me is to email me. You can also contact me by regular ol’ mail at: Kerri Sparling, c/o Six Until Me, 5600 Post Rd, Unit 228, East Greenwich, RI 02818.
If you’re new to this site, please check out the following posts to get a feel for what goes on here:
I also think most bios are boring, so I’m going to stop this one here.