Kerri Sparling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986. She manages her diabetes and lives her life by the mantra, "Diabetes doesn't define me, but it helps explain me."
Kerri is a passionate advocate for all-things diabetes. She is the creator and author of Six Until Me, one of the first and most widely-read diabetes patient blogs, reaching a global audience of patients, caregivers, and industry. Well-versed in social media and its influence on patients, Kerri presents regularly at conferences and works full-time as a writer and consultant. Her first book, Balancing Diabetes(Spry Publishing), was released in the Spring of 2014.
In this audience perspective, Kerri Sparling describes what it is like to live with diabetes -- "It's Complicated." She answers some of the common questions she receives about living with diabetes, using diabetes technology, and having children.