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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,www.diabetesart.com. 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.

Additionally, Jen holds an MA in art education from New York University. She teaches at a public school. She lives in New York City with her husband and baby daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking low-carb concoctions, many of which have been described by family members as “Interesting.” She also likes reading, walking in the park, and making funny faces at her daughter.

Jennifer writes the blog Life, Art and Diabetes.

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