This week I’m talking with writer, speaker and advocate Kerri Sparling. Her website, Six Until Me, is home to one of the most widely read diabetes blogs in the world. She is also the author of Balancing Diabetes.

Kerri’s blog was one of the first I found after my son was diagnosed in 2006. The unique title comes from the age at which Kerri was diagnosed, but it’s so much more than that. You can read more about the story behind the name here.

Kerri & I talked about the early days of diabetes blogging, deciding what to keep private when you discuss your life online, and the power of ordinary success. You’ll also hear about a coincidence that made theater camp better for a child with diabetes, and I share how I found other d-families near me (plus a bit about my love/hate relationship with diabetes Facebook groups):

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Helpful links from this episode:

Blogs Kerri mentioned as some of the first she found:

Scott Johnson, DiabetesMine, Kathleen Weaver

The Spare A Rose campaign