DSMA Live with Alexis Newell (guest), Co-Hosts George Simmons, Scott K. Johnson and Cherise Shockley-Founder, Diabetes Social Media Advocacy
Alexis Newell is a married, working mom of two boys and has lived her life surrounded by people who are diabetic. Her grandmother is LADA/1.5, both her father and her husband are Type 2, and on October 21, 2008 her oldest son, Justice, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She immersed herself in the DOC and began to use social media and blogging as a source of advocacy and became a mentor and walk- chairperson for the JDRF in Nevada. You can read all about Alexis and her family on her blog Justices Misbehaving Pancreas or follow her on Twitter @sugar_nova. She is also the Co-Founder of the new advocacy campaign The Blue Heel Society. You can check out BHS at BlueHeelSociety.org.
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