Kelly Kunik of Diabetesaliciousness™
Type 1 Diabetes, October 1977
“Writes about the good, the bad & the Diabetesaliciousness™ of it all! I believe in spreading diabetes validation through humor, ownership & advocacy.”
Kelly Kunik, author & Editrix of Diabetesaliciousness.blogspot.com is a Diabetes Blogger, Diabetes Advocate, Writer, Humorist/ Expert at living life with Diabetes Consultant. The Diabetes On-line Community introduced her to others who were looking for the same thing – support & understanding.
Kelly’s blog provides her with a voice and her readers with a Diabetesalicious perspective.
A Type 1 Diabetic for 33 years, Diabetes is a huge weed whose tendrils have wrapped tightly around her family tree. Kelly comes from a family of Type 1′s, including two of her five siblings, (she’s the youngest of six) her father, two aunts, a great grandfather, a cousin, and her nephew. Kelly lost her older sister Debbie to Type 1 Diabetes in 1991 and there’s not a day that goes by that she doesn’t think about her.
She has the unique perspective of being a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, and aunt to someone with Type 1 Diabetes. Kelly’s unique approach of empowering patients and their families through laughter and knowledge has been called validating, informative, empowering and funny.
She knows first hand the importance that knowledge; insulin pump therapy, Diabetes myth busting, laughter, and exercise plays in managing her life with Diabetes and is passionate about others becoming empowered as well!
Kelly writes for several on-line publications, and has been hired to speak in front of numerous patient groups and Diabetes clinicians. Kelly has consulted for several companies regarding living a Diabetes life and the Diabetes On-Line Community and recently participated in the 2011 JDRF’s Government Day, where she was sat on a panel with other Diabetes blogger who had grown up with Type 1 or were diagnosed with Type 1 as adults. With thousands of others, she charged Capital Hill & advocated for Diabetes to members of Congress.
Kelly sits on several advisory boards, including Diabetes Social Media Advocacy (#DSMA) & Roche Pharmaceuticals.
Kelly & her blog were recently featured in the April 2011 Edition of SELF Magazine’s “Be SELFless” column. In the Summer of 2010, she was a guest on the nationally syndicated radio show “Diabetes Living Today.”
Kelly strongly believes that the Diabetes On-line Community not only improves peoples lives with diabetes, it saves them!