Meet Jillian! Public figure and certified scuba diver

Jillian Rippolone is a strong leader in the community for people with type 1 diabetes. Her dedication to educating the public about type one diabetes is inspiring. We love how positive Jillian’s perspective is when talked about her disease and so we asked her a few questions to help you get to know her better .

What is a fun fact about yourself?

My brother and I are both Type 1’s and were diagnosed one year apart! We lived with diabetes our entire lives. We faced many obstacles, but we faced them together. Diabetes made us mature at an early age and had made us stronger, into the people we are today.

Because of my diabetes, I wanted to inspire others and bring awareness to our disease, I have became a leader in my community and you can find me on Instagram (@t1dchick)!

What are your favorite ExpressionMed designs?

I love the owl! So cute and fun! I also love the new flower patterns!

What is your advice to someone new to Diabetes?

Diabetes is all about trial and error. Be patient! Also, remember, what works for one person, may not work for others. Absorb all the information, find a type 1 supporter and always ask questions! Learn your body, it will be the best advice one can give a new diabetic.

Links to contact Jillian:

Email: t1dchick@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/t1dchick

Twitter: www.twitter.com/t1dchick_

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/t1dchick/

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopT1Dchick