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Shiny and New.

You know how sometimes you want a haircut, or a new watch, or to paint the front door of your house bright pink because you can’t stand how everything has looked the same for so freaking long kind of thing?  The blog had become that for me.  And I wanted a new, bright pink front door.  Or, in bloggy-terms, I wanted a new site to pepper with content, one that didn’t require so much coding-by-hand and served as a better, brighter house for my nonsense.

So welcome to it!  My new home at Six Until Me – now with more white space.  And (hopefully) less muddled coding.  The posts from the last eight years (starting with Blogspot and moving into the Movable Type Age) are still available in the archives, and you can search for previously posted content there, but all new posts will live here.  I hope.  Unless I accidentally hit the wrong button somewhere during the content migration and the whole thing goes to crap.

Over the next week or two, there will be a few hiccups as the migration to new servers and [insert things I don’t understand about DNS and file routing and … stuff], but overall, I’m hoping for a smooth transition without me throwing-too-many-plates-in-a-fit-of-frustration.  Because the plates never go as far as I want and I end up frustrated because I throw poorly.

Digression over.  Welcome to my new digs.

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House Rules.

All posts are moderated daily, by Kerri Sparling.  I am not operating as a health professional.

The information provided on this forum is designed to support, not replace, the direct relationship between patients and health professionals.  Six Until Me is about peer-to-peer support, and nothing on this site, including comments and guest posts, is meant as medical advice.

We remind you that any message can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all.  You do not have the option to delete your messages. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderators to do so. The references you provide for your posts cannot be deleted. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post.

The moderators and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty.

By using our forums, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you to provide sources (references, links, etc..) whenever it is relevant and possible.

You are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners.

The moderators reserve the right to delete any messages deemed inappropriate without notifying the author. In cases of abuse, the moderators reserve the right to ban commenters.  Abuse, harassment, threats, or personal attacks will not be tolerated under any circumstances.  If you don’t have anything productive to say, don’t say anything at all.


Author and Webmaster
Kerri Morrone Sparling (me!) is the creator and author of this website.  I am also the webdesigner, which is why the site looks a little strange sometimes.

Contact Kerri

Looking to contact me?  You can email me at kerri [at] sixuntilme [dot] com.  You can contact me by mail at Kerri Sparling, 716 Centre of New England Blvd, Coventry, RI 02816.  Keep in mind, I am not a doctor and I have no medical training.  I am a person living with type 1 diabetes.

Purpose of this Website

The purpose of this site is to help people with diabetes feel less alone with their disease.  Diabetes is a physically challenging and emotionally intense disease to manage, and a little support goes a long way.  Six Until Me offers me a way to connect with other diabetics, and an outlet through which to share my diabetes life.  Almost all of these posts are talking about my personal experiences with diabetes, but when I’m referring to research developments, new technology, or other websites, these sources are clearly identified and linked to.  Six Until Me is not responsible for the content on any linked sites, or any sites that link to

The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health professional.

Privacy doesn’t store your personal information and doesn’t offer reader information to outside sources.  A statcounter is on this site, and it tracks the IP address, country and/or state location of the user, and any keywords that lead to Six Until Me.  However, this information is only used by Kerri Sparling and her team.  We don’t sell your info.  Promise.

Funding is funded by Kerri Morrone Sparling and this site is hosted on the Movable Type blogging platform, hosted on Liquid Web.

Advertising Policy accepts advertising and labels all advertisements and sponsored links as such.  All content found on Six Until Me is original and unpaid, unless specified.  Any questions can be emailed to Kerri at kerri(at)sixuntilme(dot)com.

The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have an impact on the content of this blog.  We are employed by or consult with: dLife, diaTribe, Incendia Health, Agamatrix, DexCom, BetterHealth LLC, Johnson & Johnson, Lifescan, Animas Corp, WEGO Health.  Please note:  These companies do not dictate the content found on Six Until Me.  All posts on SUM are honest and credible, despite any existing professional relationships.

DexCom is a sponsor of and provides DexCom products to Kerri.  All content is that of the author and not reviewed or approved by DexCom.  Animas Corporation and Kerri also have a sponsorship agreement – details outlined here. Lifescan and Kerri also have a sponsorship agreement.

– last updated on May 9, 2013


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