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My name is Leah, the.insulin.type on Instagram. I’m 26 years old and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 14, just before my 15th birthday. I’m the only one in my family and immediate circle to have T1D. I created my instagram and blog in order to find deeper accountability, connect with others like me, gain community support, and to spread awareness for T1D. More details on why I blog about diabetes can be found here.
I was born and raised in Minnesota, USA, but I’ve been living in Karlsruhe, Germany, for the past three years. When I’m not constantly thinking about what my blood sugar is doing, I enjoy spending time with my husband, reading, playing and watching sports, and of course, travelling.
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Where I’ve been featured:
Six Diabetes Instagrammers to Know! on HeathLine
Inspiring Others with Type 1 DM – My Interview with Leah by Kelly Schmidt Wellness (author: Kelly Schmidt, RD, LDN)
Nixing Negativity for a NEW DOC by aTadDiabetic (author Tad Roberts)
Diabetes und deine Rechte on Blood Sugar Lounge IN GERMAN