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This policy is valid from November 20, 2006, last updated on August 3, 2016:

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by Kerri Sparling. This blog does not accept any form of paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations, in addition to cash compensation as a result of a consulting arrangement.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

The owner of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that have had a financial contribution to SixUntilMe and/or Kerri Sparling.  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.

We are employed by, run disclosed advertisements from, or consult with: dLife, diaTribe, Incendia Health, Agamatrix, DexCom, BetterHealth LLC, Johnson & Johnson, LifeScan, Novo Nordisk, Children with Diabetes, Roche, The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Animas Corp, WEGO Health, and CVS.

In her role as a patient advocate, Kerri sits on the Board of Directors for T1 Today, is an Advisory Board Member of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, and has served as an advisor to Webicina, Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (#dsma), Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, You Can Do This Project, and Diabetes Advocates.  In the past, she served on the National Steering Committee for the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center (2014 & 2015).

To read this site’s disclaimer, please click here.  To read the House Rules of Six Until Me, please click here.


As of January 1, 2016, Tandem has entered into a compensation agreement with Kerri which includes compensation for consulting services, including speaking on Tandem’s behalf at diabetes-related events. When speaking on Tandem’s behalf at such events, Kerri’s relationship with Tandem will be disclosed to the audience.  With a physician’s prescription, Tandem provided Kerri with products at no charge, including a loaner Tandem insulin pump and the cartridges and infusion sets needed to use the pump. Content on Six Until Me is that of the author, not Tandem Diabetes Care.  More on the relationship here.

DexCom provides DexCom products to her, gratis.  All content is that of the author and not reviewed or approved by DexCom.  As of 2014, Dexcom has entered into a speaking agreement with Kerri regarding conferences and other diabetes events.  Details of the DexCom agreement are outlined here:  Dexcom Disclosure.

Past Sponsorships:  Animas Corporation and Kerri had a sponsorship agreement that took place from January 2010 through December 2015 – details outlined here.

Questions or concerns about this statement?  Please contact Kerri at


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