Robin Fein Wright is a 63 year old woman who has been living with Type 2 diabetes for more than 14 years. She is a psychotherapist and uses both her personal experience and professional perspective in her role as a PODS co-leader in the Princeton, NJ area. In addition, she has been blogging for Diabetes Sisters over the last two years and recently started the blog 62+ and Type 2. Robin has found keeping connected to the diabetes community essential to maintaining a lifestyle of self care and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1999, Shelby Kinnaird leads two PODS Meetups in Richmond, VA. If she's not at home, Shelby is probably attending a nephew's or niece's soccer game, roaming around a farmers market, or cheering on her beloved Virginia Tech Hokies. She is also the founder and publisher of Diabetic Foodie, a website specializing in tasty recipes for people with diabetes and anyone who wants to eat healthy. To learn more about Shelby's philosophy that "a diabetes diagnosis is not a dietary death sentence," visit her website at diabeticfoodie.com.
Cassady Kintner is a marriage and family therapist and feline enthusiast with a penchant for refrigerated gummy bears. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 10 years old, and spent a good chunk of time feeling alone and learning to cope the hard way. Cassady combines her personal experience with professional training and a specialization in Medical Family Therapy to help people with chronic medical conditions (especially diabetes) address the psychosocial issues that show up uninvited and stay long after the bolus for the cake. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their two cats, Sir Snuggles and Lady Gigi. Cassady also blogs at cassadykintner.com.
Sarah MacLeod was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2005 as a freshman in high school. She became a DiabetesSisters PODS leader in 2014 after seeking personal connections beyond the DOC and has recently began leading the Boston chapter of the T1D running organization, Type One Run. Sarah is a certified holistic health coach, Reiki practitioner, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training program. Her blog What Sarah Said chronicles her health journey dealing with diabetes and complications like gastroparesis and neuropathy. Sarah lives just outside of Boston with her two dogs, Nook & Hawkeye.