Type 1 Diabetes, 1973
“DOC contributor, public speaker, health writer, and my own pancreas for 38 years. Social media is an important tool to help us thrive with chronic conditions.”
Kelly Rawlings has served as her own artificial pancreas for thirty eight years (and counting) during her life with Type 1 Diabetes. She regularly participates in the tudiabetes.org community and other online venues where people with Diabetes congregate. Check out her #diabetes Tweets at Twitter.com/KellyRawlings (search #bgnow, #bgwed, #sweatbetes, #dsma, and #BluntLancet). She speaks about (and demonstrates) living well with Diabetes to community and professional groups. Kelly has served on the planning committee and as a faculty member for Taking Control of Your Diabetes, Des Moines. She also is an advisory board member for Diabetes Social Media Advocacy.