Robert Brooks, Chicago, USA

My name is Robert Brooks and I live in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve been living with type 1 diabetes my entire cognitive life (about 25 years). My passion is in healthcare technology, especially in digital interventions for diabetes. I’m one of the first employees of Livongo, which is the leading consumer digital health company focused on chronic…

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Fiona Scott, Melbourne, Australia

I’m a proud Mum, happily married, a Geelong Cats footy fan, love Mickey Mouse, a nurse, Credentialed Diabetes Educator (CDE), and I have diabetes. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1988. Though I lived in Australia, there were very limited resources and support networks for those living with diabetes In the 1980’s. Therefore,…

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Pei Yan Heng, Singapore

My diabetes journey started (not-so-subtly) in 1996, when I caught a group of ants hanging out in my toilet. At the time, I knew nothing about diabetes or its symptoms. After a C-peptide test confirmed a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, I hated daily injections and was lazy about testing my blood glucose, and I…

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Stephanie Cesile, Perth, Australia

When diabetes came into my life at age 10, I was lucky to be living in Australia with immediate access to the latest management techniques and technology. Yet, my family and I were lost in the language and uncertainty of type 1 diabetes. With little knowledge and opportunity to meet with diabetes educators during diagnosis,…

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Katie Doyle, New York, USA

Like many of you living with diabetes, I wear many hats: producer of Minisodes, curator of online content, and director of all things creative at Beta Change. As a freelance media artist and owner of Cambia Creative, LLC, a media consulting and production company in New York, I produce written and visual content and am…

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Ashley Ng, Melbourne, Australia

Was it Type 1, type 2, or somewhere in between? When I was 19 years old, I had a sinus infection for what felt like forever. At first, I was told that I had type 2 diabetes, thus beginning my whirlwind adventure into the world of diabetes. My diabetes type has since been reclassified as…

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