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, in May of 2005, I was one of four or five diabetes bloggers. I will always be a proud member of this vast diabetes community that proves every day that I’m not alone with this disease.
In May of 2019, I decided to stop writing SixUntilMe because this chapter felt completed. Diabetes is still part of my life but this specific chapter of its narrative is over.
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.
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.
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