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 diabetes advocate, 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. There are a few cats rolling around the place, and I’m fairly certain there’s a hedgehog living under our back porch. I like to go to the beach with my daughter, run (and have yet to fall in a ditch due to clumsiness), and I love new music, so I definitely want to see your playlist. (Not a euphemism.)
I also think most bios are boring, so I’m going to stop this one here.
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.