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Inside the OmniPod Blog, Suite D, we host guest voices with a wide variety of perspective – ranging from professional athletes who refuse to let diabetes slow them down, to parents who care for a child with diabetes, to someone just like you. They come here to share their experiences, tell stories you can relate to, offer tips you might find useful and to provide encouragement for managing life with diabetes. Meet our Suite D guests below. And visit suited.myomnipod.com to check out the exciting things they’re sharing.
Sean Busby is a professional snowboarder with type 1 diabetes who travels the world
exploring remote corners of the globe on snowboarding expeditions. In 2004, while training for the 2010 Olympics,
Sean was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Read more about Sean and view a list of his blog posts.
Leighann Calentine is the author of the book Kids First, Diabetes Second, published
in 2012, and D-Mom Blog, a website about parenting children with type 1 diabetes. Leighann launched D-Mom Blog
when her daughter Quinn was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008 at the age of three.
Read more about Leighann and view a list of his blog posts.
Tony Cervati was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 8 years old. Even at a young age he learned that although he had diabetes, he could still live a normal life. Sports have always been a central part of Tony's life and they required a disciplined and dynamic approach to managing his diabetes.
Read more about Tony and view a list of his blog posts.
Natalie Strand is a motivational speaker, diabetes advocate and interventional pain management physician. She is currently Assistant Professor in Clinical Anesthesiology and a practicing physician of interventional pain management at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
Read more about Natalie and view a list of his blog posts.
Very familiar with 3:00 AM wake-up calls and the blood glucose tests that follow, Dan Masucci has been a type 1 dad since 2009. Dan lives in New York where he has been a stay-at-home father since his first child's birth. Dan is also a film writer and director. The films he's written and directed have screened collectively at 150 film festivals worldwide, garnering more than 25 national and international awards.
Read more about Dan and view a list of his blog posts.
Shannon Smith is a sophomore at Rowan University studying Public Relations and Political Science. Shannon was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 10. She helped develop a youth program through the American Diabetes Association in Boston, where children with diabetes could get together, meet new people and share their experiences.
Read more about Shannon and view a list of his blog posts.