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Type 1 & Pregnancy

A conversation on how to mentally prepare yourself to tackle pregnancy with type 1 diabetes featuring endocrinologist Anne Peters, MD and T1D moms Kerri Sparling and Saira Gallo.

About The Panelists

Anne L. Peters, MD, is a professor of medicine at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine and director of the USC clinical diabetes programs. She has published more than 200 articles, reviews, and abstracts, and three books, on diabetes, and has been an investigator for more than 40 research studies. She has spoken internationally at over 400 programs and serves on many committees of several professional organizations.

Kerri Sparling has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 1986, diagnosed at the age of seven, and has had two kids, a daughter born in 2010 and a son born in 2016. She manages her diabetes and lives her life by the mantra “Diabetes doesn’t define me, but it helps explain me.” Her latest book, Rage Bolus & Other Poems, is out now on Amazon.

Saira Gallo was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 8 years old and her husband JC was diagnosed when he was 10. They have two daughters, Aiyla (6 years old), who was diagnosed with T1D at 10 months old, and Inara (4 years old) who was diagnosed at the beginning of this year. She documents their story of T1Dx4 and their diabetic alert dog Sherlock on instagram @type1basics.