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.