Kerri Morrone Sparling has been living with type 1 diabetes for over 23 years, diagnosed just before she started second grade. She has never let her diabetes define her, but instead says that it helps explain her.
Kerri is the author and creator of www.SixUntilMe.com, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs. Started in May 2005, Six Until Me has a strong and loyal readership comprised of people with diabetes, the caregivers of diabetics, medical professionals, and those living with chronic illness. She has contributed to many diabetes-related websites and publications, and is a passionate advocate for diabetes awareness. An expert in social media and its influence on patients, Kerri presents regularly at new media conferences and currently works full-time as a freelance writer and social media consultant.