I've lived with type 1 diabetes and celiac disease after diagnosing myself in the 7th grade during 1999. Today, I am a cognitive wellness coach, a certified personal trainer, certified Ashtanga yoga instructor and well-known video blogger in the diabetes online community. I advocate and speak on behalf of the patient community, educating and inspiring healthcare professionals on how to communicate more effectively and deeply with their patients. For people living with diabetes, I work to be a source of inspiration, motivation, and empathetic understanding, putting into words the many parts of their life with diabetes that they haven't been able to express.
Author of two books: "Your Diabetes Science Experiment" and "Emotional Eating with Diabetes."
With a niche in the diabetes online community as an expert in fitness and exercise, I set 15 records in drug-tested powerlifting with record lifts of 308 lb. deadlift, 190 lb. bench press, and 265 lb. squat in 2009 and 2010.