You are not alone. Being diagnosed with and managing type 1 diabetes can feel isolating and lonely. We want you to know that you should never have to feel alone in addition to managing T1D.

Erin became a mom in 2012 when her first son was born. She became a T1D mom on December 27, 2013 when her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 21 months of age. During that tumultuous first year Erin volunteered at a Junior League event where she met Alese, who also has T1D, and they bonded over their shared experiences. They both realized that having an understanding friend helped in managing a chronic condition. The idea of writing a blog blossomed and Sugar Rush Survivors was born. In addition to organizing play dates, counting carbs and playing with cars, Erin has a Masters degree in Museum Professions and a registrar consulting business, L.A. Art Services, LLC.

Alese was misdiagnosed as a type 2 diabetic in February of 2012. Even that diagnosis was a relief as it helped explain the chronic health issues she battled in her early thirties. Over the next year her diagnosis of T1D was confirmed. Alese has a Marketing degree from Auburn University. She spends her spare time with her family and rescued pit bulls.


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