We founded this society to change the way people saw this disease....Diabetes. We want the world to know.....if you live with, love, or care for someone with diabetes, regardless of the type....you are fabulous! We wear that Blue Shoe in good blood sugars....and in *bad*. .
Our Mission: Advocacy - Awareness - Encouragement - Support
We advocate for anyone affected by diabetes. We don't sugar coat it....unless it matches the shoes.
We promote awareness about diabetes and education. One step at a time.
We encourage anyone to do the same.....in the style they see fit.
We support all efforts by the community to change how people see diabetes. Walking the walk...so they say.
We choose to stand up, be seen, and be heard in our Blue Heels.
Our Hard Working Team of Volunteers:
CCO - Chief Communications Officer
A well respected and veteran diabetes advocate, LADA family member, social media butterfly, artistic genius, twitter lord, word smith, and generally all around super nice dude. Did we mention he used to sell shoes? (No. No. He did. Really.)
Jen Hamilton Loving
CCO - Chief Content Officer
Jen is very well known within the Diabetes Online Community, and has first hand experience with diabetes as her 11 years old daughter was dx'd Type 1 at the age of 4. She also have a 17 year old daughter, Evelyn, who has been classified as Pre-D thru TrialNet. And my boy, Jackson, 4, in March, who has Hemophilia. Jen currently works as the Chair of The Family Outreach at her local JDRF chapter, and she spearheaded World Diabetes Day at Cincinnati's Fountain Square. Through Jen's efferts and persistence, the local businesses to turn their buildings (most notably the Great American Insurance Tiara) BLUE on November 14th.
Co-Founder & CEO - Chief Executive Officer
Tony has worked as a Pancreatic Engineer since being diagnosed with Type 1 in 1976. He is known to "fiddle around" with bicycles every now and again, and founded The Type1Rider Organization in 2005. Tony was the first person with Type 1 diabetes documented to successfully complete a 24 Hour Solo bike race, and, in 2011, was the first person with diabetes to attempt the 2750 mile self supported Tour Divide. Around here, besides being a Co-Founder, he is simply a geek with a keyboard making sure our inbox has enough storage.
Co-Founder & COO - Chief Operating Officer
Blessed to be the parent of a child with diabetes, diagnosed 3/4/10 at age 3. Passionate advocate with a shoe issue. Southerner by birth, New Englander by zip code. Mommy to four. My oldest *finally* accepted my friend request....so I've arrived. Married to the best man on earth.
Alison Silveira, Oregon
Kristen Broussard, Massachusetts
John Franklin, Ohio
Katrina Huckabay, Missouri
Mary Jo Webb, Florida
Melissa Morley, Ontario
Nancy Williams, West Virginia
Paula Fairchild, Kentucky
Renae Etheredge, Alabama
Jennifer Shine Dyer MD, MPH
Founder, EndoGoddess LLC
Chief Medical Advisor, Duet Health (Eproximiti)
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