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, our daughter, and our son.  (And a few cats.)  I like to go to the beach with my kids and travel with my family, and I have a shameful amount of yarn in my home.

My first book, Balancing Diabetes, was released by Spry Publishing in March 2014.  You can read about that here, or buy a copy 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, 91 Point Judith Road, Suite 205, Narragansett RI 02882.

If you’re new to this site, please check out the following posts to get a feel for what goes on here:

Why Six Until Me?

All the ones about my pregnancy and diabetes.

25 Years with Diabetes: What I’ve Learned.

Filling Back Up.

Unexpected Advocacy.


World Diabetes Day: 2013.

I Can.

What is it like to take insulin?

I also think most bios are boring, so I’m going to stop this one here.