Kerri Sparling

Patient Leader

Kerri is an internationally recognized diabetes advocate, diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986. She is the creator and author of, established in 2005 and one of the most widely-read diabetes patient blogs. In addition to her writing, Kerri is a highly-rated speaker and has presented the patient perspective to audiences around the world. She works to raise awareness for diabetes, patient advocacy, and the influence of social media on health outcomes. Her first book, Balancing Diabetes (Spry Publishing), looks at type 1 diabetes in the context of “real life.” Kerri and her husband live in Rhode Island, USA with their two children and two foolish cats.


Providence, RI


Best in Show: Blog


Best in Show: Blog

She is awesome.  — Lynn

Kerri Sparling

You Might Also Like

Covers for Chemo, Inc.

Health Activist Hero Nominee

Autoimmune Encephalitis Warrior Advocates

Best Team Performance Nominee

Best in Show: Facebook Nominee