Alecia Wesner

Playing Mouse

By Alecia Wesner

Alecia is president and managing-partner of Kovacs-Wesner Design Group, licensor of George Kovacs Lighting since 2002. She began as Director of Design for Kovacs in 1997 and continues to design for the brand. Her work can be found in homes, hotels and contract applications throughout the world. Alecia has served as both the visiting critic and guest lecturer at various design schools, and most recently at the Pratt Institute in New York City. In 2006, Alecia founded Alecia Wesner Jewelry which serves as inspiration for many of her lighting designs with 10% of the proceeds donated to JDRF. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Alex O’Meara

The Other Side of Diabetes

By Alex O’Meara

Alex was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 36 years ago. Since then he has run six marathons – the first when we was 15 – and the latest a few years ago. In 2006 Alex underwent islet cell transplant and was, for some time, insulin independent. He now lives in Southeastern Arizona where he is working on a novel, teaching college English, pursuing a Master’s degree, and training to run his first 50 mile race. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Dr. Zachary Bloomgarden

Perspectives of a Diabetes Doc

By Dr. Zachary Bloomgarden

Dr. Bloomgarden has a national reputation for writing and lecturing nationally and internationally on diabetes, and has authored some 300 publications in this field. He is Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as well as participating in teaching rounds in the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine. Read full bio | | Go To Blog
Catherine Price

Diabetes, Et Cetera

By Catherine Price

Catherine Price ( was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 22 years old. She has written for publications including The Best American Science Catherine Price is a professional journalist who was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when she was 22 years old. Her work has been featured in publications including The Best American Science Writing, The New York Times, Popular Science, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post Magazine, Salon, Slate, Men’s Journal, Health Magazine, The Oprah Magazine, and Outside, among others. A graduate of Yale and UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism Read full bio | Go To Blog
Emily Patton

Under the Microscope

By Emily Patton

Emily Patton is one of those not-diagnosed-until-age-27 people with Type I. She is currently living in Seattle, Washington, where she admires Mt. Rainier from her car window during daily commutes. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio, but has since lived in Berkeley, California, Austin, Texas, and even served short stints in a small village in the Cascade Mountains. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Ilene Raymond Rush

Diabetes My Way

By Ilene Raymond Rush

Ilene Raymond Rush's diabetes journey started with a diagnosis of gestational diabetes 25 years ago, while pregnant with her first son. For seven years, she avoided a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes with daily six-mile runs, but with her second pregnancy the gestational diabetes returned. In 1987, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and started on a regimen of drugs, diet and exercise. Read full bio | Go To Blog
James Ron

Parenting Diabetes

By James Ron

James Ron is an American, Israeli, and Canadian academic, whose son, Sacha, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009 at the age of two. Until then, James had never heard of the disease. Today, James is a member of the scientific and advisory group of Life for a Child, an Australia-based charity that supplies insulin and other diabetes supplies to children and youth in the developing world. James teaches international affairs and human rights at the University of Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Emma, and their two children, Tessa and Sacha. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Jane Kokernak

Balancing Acts

By Jane Kokernak

Jane Kokernak teaches in MIT’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program and lives with her family near Boston. In 1992, as an adult, she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes; in 2003, she switched from multiple daily injections to an insulin pump and has stayed with it. Her essay on diabetes and sexuality, “Tethered to the Body,” appeared in Bellevue Literary Review’s special issue on disability in 2008 and was republished by ASweetLife in 2010. Other of Jane’s essays have appeared in Equally Shared Parenting and PMS poemmemoirstory and articles on teaching writing in Tomorrow’s Professor. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Jennifer Jacobs

Life, Art and Diabetes

By Jennifer Jacobs

Jennifer Jacobs grew up in Long Island, New York. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age twelve. The challenges of living with diabetes have inspired Jen to be creative. She makes “diabetes art,” which can be viewed on her website, Work from Jen’s Diabetes Revealed series has been exhibited at various events in the NY-metro area. She also writes about diabetes and is putting together an essay collection. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Jessica Apple

The Natural Diabetic

By Jessica Apple

Jessica Apple grew up in Houston. She studied Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, and completed an MA in the same field at the Hebrew University. She began to write and publish short stories while a student, and has continued to write essays and fiction while raising her three sons (and many pets). Read full bio | Go To Blog
Karmel Allison

Where is My Robot Pancreas?

By Karmel Allison

Karmel was born in Southern California, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of nine, and educated at UC Berkeley. Karmel now lives in San Diego with her husband, where she is loving the sunshine, working in computational biology at the University of California, San Diego, and learning to use the active voice when talking about her diabetes. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Katie Bacon

Eating with Bisi

By Katie Bacon

Katie Bacon is a writer and editor based in the Boston area. Her daughter, Bisi, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in August, 2012, when she was six. Bisi recently started using the Omnipod pump. Katie worked as an editor at The Atlantic, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and other publications. Katie and her husband, Mark, have two children—Bisi and her older brother, Jamie. | Go To Blog
Michael Aviad

Diabetes - It's an Endurance Sport

By Michael Aviad

Michael Aviad is co-founder of ASweetLife. He was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002. Michael was born in Santa Barbara and grew up in Jerusalem. He studied law and after passing his bar exam went on to get an MBA with a major in finance. Michael worked for many years as an economist. He and his wife Jess, also a type 1 diabetic, have three sons. Michael loves to run and is always training for the next marathon. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Molly Johannes

Growing Up with Diabetes

By Molly Johannes

Molly Johannes was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1997 at the age of four. She controls her diabetes with an OmniPod insulin pump, Dexcom continuous glucose monitor, and daily exercise. Molly graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in December 2014 with a degree in English. Currently, she works fulltime as an associate editor for a financial company. In her spare time, Molly enjoys spending time with her loved ones, reading books, watching movies, and playing games. She’s an avid fan of Disney, dark chocolate, wine, Harry Potter, and fun times. While Molly does not know a life without diabetes, she is determined to defy the daily obstacles the disease presents. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Riva Greenberg

My Unexpected Muse

By Riva Greenberg

Riva is finally doing what she set out to do in high school – writing her observations of life and human behavior - little did she know then that diabetes would be her muse. Riva has had type 1 since 18 and is the author of “50 Diabetes Myths That Can Ruin Your Life: and the 50 Diabetes Truths That Can Save It” and “The ABCs Of Loving Yourself With Diabetes.” Read full bio | Go To Blog
Robert Scheinman

A Biologist's View

By Robert Scheinman

Robert Scheinman received a PhD in Pharmacology in 1990 and joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Denver School of Pharmacy in 1995. Robert runs a medical research laboratory focused on the role of inflammation in various disease states including diabetes, arthritis, and cancer. Read full bio | Go To Blog
Ryan Brown

The Diabetic Expat

By Ryan Brown

Ryan Lenora Brown is an American journalist living in Johannesburg, South Africa, where she is a regular contributor to the Boston-based international news service, The Christian Science Monitor. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2003, Read full bio | Go To Blog

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