Ashley Ng

Melbourne, Australia

Was it Type 1, type 2, or somewhere in between? When I was 19 years old, I had a sinus infection for what felt like forever. At first, I was told that I had type 2 diabetes, thus beginning my whirlwind adventure into the world of diabetes. My diabetes type has since been...

Robert Brooks

Chicago, U.S.A.

My name is Robert Brooks and I live in Chicago, Illinois. I’ve been living with type 1 diabetes my entire cognitive life (about 25 years).

My passion is in healthcare technology, especially in digital interventions for diabetes. I’m one of the first employees of Livongo, w...

Katie Doyle 

New York, U.S.A.

Like many of you living with diabetes, I wear many hats: producer of Virtual Roundtables, curator of online content, and director of all things creative at Beta Change.

As a freelance media artist and owner of Cambia Creative, LLC, a media consulting and production company...

Stephanie Cesile

Perth, Australia

When diabetes came into my life at age 10, I was lucky to be living in Australia with immediate access to the latest management techniques and technology. Yet, my family and I were lost in the language and uncertainty of type 1 diabetes. With little knowledge and oppo...

Pei Yan Heng


My diabetes journey started (not-so-subtly) in 1996, when I caught a group of ants hanging out in my toilet. At the time, I knew nothing about diabetes or its symptoms. After a C-peptide test confirmed a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, I hated daily injections and was lazy about t...

Fiona Scott

Melbourne, Australia

I'm a proud Mum, happily married, a Geelong Cats footy fan, love Mickey Mouse, a nurse, CDE, and I have diabetes.

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1988. Though I lived in Australia, there were very limited resources and support networks for those living with diab...

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