Eileen Hoffman is an aspiring expert in her own diabetes (type 1), which was diagnosed at age 43. When not testing her blood sugar, eating, and exercising, she works in international development, traveling the world, designing and implementing programs to build economies and create jobs. As a result she has amassed many tips and tricks for traveling with diabetes and a unique insight into diabetes in the developing world. After spending 13 years living abroad, she now lives in the Washington DC area where she enjoys tending her garden and recently started taking ballet classes. She thought if she could take on diabetes at age 43, why not ballet at 47?
My name is Claudia Lewis and I am super excited to be a student blogger forDiabetesSisters! I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009 at the age of 12. I use the t:slim insulin pump and Dexcom CGM to manage my diabetes. I am a rising sophomore at The Ohio State University, where I am on the Club Lacrosse team, a University Host, and the volunteer coordinator of OSU College Diabetes Network chapter. I am majoring in Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition to hopefully one day become a pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Diabetes Educator.
I'm Hillary Rasker, 15 years into my journey with diabetes and so happy to be part of the DiabetesSisters community. I live in southwest Montana where I spend my days riding my bike, attempting long runs, baking bread, and working for Schedulicity. Someday my guy and I will buy an old house, make it pretty, and fill it with babies. I do my best to keep my blood sugars stable but margaritas, stress, and the daily diabetes grind sometimes get the best of me. I’m trying to be okay with that - and doing my best to tell stories that matter. Stop by and say hi anytime!
My name is Robin Wright. I am 63 years of age and I have been living with Type 2 diabetes for the last 14 years. During this time I have learned so much about managing my life with diabetes. I have been fortunate to have been part of the changes in healthcare due to the Internet and patient health advocacy. So, starting as a patient with diabetes I have been empowered to help others thru my involvement with DiabetesSisters as a blogger and PODS leader in Princeton, NJ. I am blogging about "62+ and creating a positive lifestyle with type 2 diabetes."