Christel Oerum


Christel is a Los Angeles-based speaker, writer, diabetes coach, and diabetes advocate. She has been living with type 1 diabetes since 1997 and at an early stage decided that it wasn’t going to slow her down.

She grew up in Denmark but moved to the US in 2009 with her husband Tobias and they became US citizens in 2018. They live in sunny California with their fur-baby Zoe. Together, they started in 2015 and continue to work side-by-side delivering free information on all subjects related to exercise, health, and general diabetes management to people living with any type of diabetes.

Christel holds an MBA in Finance & Strategy and an ISSA Personal Trainer certification with a specialization in Fitness and Diabetes (Level 3 certified from the Diabetes Motion Academy). Before founding Diabetes Strong, she held strategic positions with several major diabetes companies and worked as a management consultant with Deloitte’s Life Science Healthcare team.