Blogger Series: Stephen Shaul of in conversation with Rick Phillips

Stephen has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 1991. Since April 2012, he has been writer of the diabetes blog, and since then, has covered a number of diabetes-related subjects. In November 2013 Stephen began awarding medals to people living with diabetes who achieve their athletic goals. In November 2014, he spoke before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration during a public workshop on interoperability between diabetes devices. Most recently, he started the diabetes podcast Diabetes By The Numbers, speaking with diabetes newsmakers of the day. He is a part time moderator of the popular weekly DSMA Twitter chats, and encourages others by staying true to the phrase “I support you… no conditions”.

Stephen lives in Baltimore with his wife Maureen, their dog Boomer, and Max the Cat.

Join Stephen Shaul in conversation with fellow blogger ( and PWD, Rick Phillips, for this next installment in our blogger series!

TuDiabetes Live interview with Kerri Sparling, Diabetes Advocate and creator of the blog SixUntilMe

Kerri Morrone Sparling was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on September 11, 1986, and for much of her life, she was the only diabetic she knew.

She started Six Until Me in May of 2005 because she was tired of Googling “diabetes” and coming up with little more than a list of complications and frightening stories.

But then she learned about blogs, and the power of sharing our stories online. When she first started blogging, she was one of four or five diabetes bloggers. Now she is a proud member of a vast diabetes community who prove every day that we not alone with this disease.

Kerri is a patient blogger, freelance writer, and social media consultant.

But there’s more to Kerri than diabetes….

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
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Live interview with Scott Benner, of Arden’s Day

Scott Benner is a stay-at-home father, a diabetes advocate, and a keen observer of the human condition. He has spent the last twelve years raising his two children at their family home in New Jersey.

Scott shares his triumphs and challenges in parenting a child with type 1 diabetes on, an inspirational blog for parents and caregivers of children with diabetes. His first book, Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal, is a perfect blend of Scott’s passion for parenting, his knack for positivity in the face of adversity, and his exceptional skill at spinning a yarn.

Scott finds wisdom, love, and a deeper understanding of life by paying close attention to the pauses in between the moments that make up our lives. He enjoys those pauses—and the busy times that intervene—with his wife Kelly, son Cole, and daughter Arden.

Category: Nonprofits & Activism
Uploaded by: Diabetes Hands Foundation
Hosted: youtube