Meet Type 1 Diabetes Expert, Kerri Sparling

Kerri Sparling Health Guide October 14, 2009
  • My name is Kerri Sparling and my favorite color used to be blue, but I think it's slowly transitioning to green.  My husband and I have been married a little over a year and we battle regularly against the three cats who somehow came to live in our house.  I love a clean car, I enjoy workin...

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  • Dr. Fran Cogen
    Health Pro
    Oct. 14, 2009

    welcome aboard! Looking forward to reading your posts and learnng!

  • EvieJr2
    Oct. 01, 2013

    Hi Kerri, My name is Evelyn I've had Type 1 for 43 years and now I'm 49 will be 50 in a few months.....Anywho....I know I get emotional a lot, not just with my diabetes but with life and the whole sheBANG! All my years I have lived on an Indian Reservation in Arizona, I am the only Type 1 diabetic. Everyone is Type 2.....I grew up in a family of 10 kids. I...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Kerri, My name is Evelyn I've had Type 1 for 43 years and now I'm 49 will be 50 in a few months.....Anywho....I know I get emotional a lot, not just with my diabetes but with life and the whole sheBANG! All my years I have lived on an Indian Reservation in Arizona, I am the only Type 1 diabetic. Everyone is Type 2.....I grew up in a family of 10 kids. I learned all that I've been through on my own, I remember going to the hospital when I was young and no one was willing to learn more about Type 1, so I did it on my own. I was always sent out to the big city of Phoenix to have all my care because I was to complicated.......Suprised I'm still living! I am now a nurse, I was so excited that I had a student just recently dx'd Type1, I was going to teach him everything I taught myself.......as tests came back his dx is now a Type 2, just my luck!Cry I will continue my story again.......I must go for now.

     

  • Dr. Bill Quick
    Health Pro
    Oct. 17, 2009

    Welcome aboard, Kerri!

    Bill

     

  • Anonymous
    ANDEB
    Oct. 15, 2009

    I like to know more about it. I am part2 diabities and I like to know which number is good, cause mine is like yo yo.

    ANDEB

  • Gretchen Becker
    Health Guide
    Oct. 15, 2009

    Welcome, Kerri!

  • Beth McNamara
    Health Guide
    Oct. 14, 2009

    Hi Kerri:

     

    It's great to see you as a fellow contributor on DiabetesCentral! I look forward to your perspective and focus. I must say, my son's middle school friends ALL shoot us looks when I say "Are you high?" and when he responds "Yeah" the eyebrows do go up after I ask, "Well how high?"

     

    The other times we get looks is when we are at a restaurant...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi Kerri:

     

    It's great to see you as a fellow contributor on DiabetesCentral! I look forward to your perspective and focus. I must say, my son's middle school friends ALL shoot us looks when I say "Are you high?" and when he responds "Yeah" the eyebrows do go up after I ask, "Well how high?"

     

    The other times we get looks is when we are at a restaurant and I tell him to shoot himself. I can't take the credit for that one -- my mom says that to my dad, a long-time Type 2, on a regular basis.

     

    Again, welcome :)!.

  • Dave in Md
    Oct. 14, 2009

    Hi, I'm Dave, type 2 old dude, kind of new to this site, noticing that there is a lack of paricipation, and I have a hard time seeing someone left to dangle when they have reached out for help. So I have been answering where I can.  I doubt you and I will have much interaction as I am comfortable with having diabetes, and being a healthy diabetic is so...

    RHMLucky777

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    Hi, I'm Dave, type 2 old dude, kind of new to this site, noticing that there is a lack of paricipation, and I have a hard time seeing someone left to dangle when they have reached out for help. So I have been answering where I can.  I doubt you and I will have much interaction as I am comfortable with having diabetes, and being a healthy diabetic is so much better than being an unhealthy non diabetic, as this is directly controlable by me and I get the feedback from my meter to to keep it controled. I'm glad to see someone here with the goal that you have, as I am unable to provide support to those who are having difficulty in coping.  Please forgive the spelling errors, the spell check application is blocked here at work and I never could spell well.  Welcome