Beta Cell #008: Libby Russell

Libby Russell was diagnosed at 17 years old in 2005. While being a teenage girl is already pretty hard, adding type 1 diabetes made it that much more complicated and she didn’t feel like any organizations were messaging to teenage girls. After a lot of drafts, 7 years later she launched her blog I Have The Sugars to empower girls with type 1 that she thinks are getting lost. Her new movement #MeFirst takes that even further by reminding all of us to put our lives first and then figure out how to fit diabetes into that plan. Find Libby at and on social media @ihavethesugars.