Writer May 2005 – present 

  • Author of Balancing Diabetes: Conversations About Finding Happiness and Living Well (Spry Publishing), published March 2014
  • Monthly columnist for diaTribe online newsletter with “SUM Musings”
  • Former monthly columnist and video blogger for Animas with “Life Uninterrupted” (2010 – 2015)
  • Former bi-monthly columnist for dLife ( with “Generation D”
  • Contributing writer to Diabetes Health, Diabetic Living, HealthCentral, Disney’s, Diabetes Care Club, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation publications, and several online health outlets
  • Featured interview in patient-focused books such as Life Disrupted: Getting Real About Chronic Illness and Chicken Soul for the Soul. Contributor to Successful Women with Diabetes; ChronicBabe 101; Establishing, Managing and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices

Here are some articles and publications I’ve contributed to over the years, ranging from diabetes publications to academic journals.  I’m very proud of the places where I’ve had the opportunity to raise my voice.  Check back frequently for updates!

Not a Doctor – Animas (Nov 2015)

Language Arts – Animas (Nov 2015)

Back to School – Animas (Sept 2015)

No Hiding It – Animas (Sept 2015)

Running the Gamut of Diabetes – Animas (Jul 2015)

Food Frustrations – Animas (Jul 2015)

Kerri Sparling Explains Importance of Community Support for Diabetes Patients – AJMC (Jul 2015)

Pommel Horse Blues – Animas (Jul 2015)

Patient Engagement: All Grown Up—Patient Engagement Comes of Age – Medical Marketing & Media (Jun 2015)

In a Pickle – Animas (Jun 2015)

The Emerging Diabetes Online Community – Current Diabetes Reviews (March 2015)

Dialog with the Devil – PLAID Journal (Spring 2015)

Patients Rule, Doctors Drool, For an Evening (December 2014)

Modelling Patient Behaviour to Improve  Self-Management in Diabetes – Pharmaphorum (Fall 2014)

Balancing Diabetes: A Conversation with Kerri Sparling – A Sweet Life (Apr 2014)

Sticking It to Diabetes – A Sweet Life (Nov 2013)

Proof Positive of the Power of Patient Communities – Pharmaphorum (Nov 2013)

‘Cranky Pancreas’ Tweets: How the Diabetes Community Uses Social Media – The Atlantic (Oct 2013)

Sky’s the Limit: Role Models with Type 1 Diabetes – Disney’s T1 Everyday Magic (Sept 2013)

The Greatest Awards Show in Diabetes – Insulindependence (Aug 2013)

Learning a Lesson From Patient Advocates – PM360 (May 2013)

Diabetes Blogger Kerri Sparling From ‘Six Until Me’ – Livin’ La Vida Low Carb (Feb 2013)

Patient-centered medical home: how it affects psychosocial outcomes for diabetes – Current Diabetes Report (Dec 2012)

Headliner: A type 1 blogger creates community – Medical Marketing & Media (Nov 2012)

Making Digital Work for Pharma – Pharma Times (Jun 2012)

Patient Perspectives:  Kerri Morrone Sparling – Pharmaphorum (June 2012)

Profile: Living with Type 1 Diabetes – US News and World Report (Aug 2007)

Interview with a Diabetic – dLife (Apr 2006)

Bad Signs of Good Habits – dLife (Mar 2006)

iPump, Not iPod: Traveling Safely with Diabetes – dLife (Feb 2006)

Running on Empty – dLife (Jan 2006)

SixUntilMe’s Kerri Sparling: What I Wish I Had Known as a Child Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 – Disney’s T1 Everyday Magic

People in the Know: What’s It Like Having Type 1 Diabetes? – Disney’s T1 Everyday Magic

Thinking About Starting a Diabetes Blog? – Disney’s T1 Everyday Magic

Motivating Kids with Hope Instead of Fear – Disney’s T1 Everyday Magic

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