Erika Szumel, Social Media Manager


Erika has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since 2000 and has strived to be an advocate for the diabetes community ever since. Every November she shares her thoughts and photos on living with T1D on Facebook to help raise awareness for the disease. Erika earned her BA in Visual & Sound Media at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and began her career as a TV producer. Living at the Jersey shore, Erika is a lover of the little things, the ocean, and pork roll.



Written by Erika

13 Tricks I Learned To Go From 0 to 26.2 Miles With Type 1 Diabetes

I’ve never run a race before; here are the things I learned on my journey to 26.2 miles.MORE

Why You Should Attend Diabetes Camp—As An Adult

Spend a few days with your diabuddies on a beautiful campsite, attend speaker sessions on various topics, stay active and most importantly—have fun! MORE

T1D College Packing List

We're here to help lighten the burden of preparing for college with this diabetes-specific college packing list.MORE

A Weekend Away At Adult Diabetes Camp

Came for the adult diabetes camp, left with new friends, tips on how to bolus properly for fruit, and how to zipline across a lake!MORE

How To Help Me With A Low Blood Sugar

Use this easy printable guide to teach everyone you know how to help with a severe low blood sugar.MORE
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The Ultimate Fall Foods Carbohydrate Counting Guide

Fall is here: time to sip on pumpkin spice lattes, pick apples, plan outfits around our hoodies, and count fall food carbs like a pro!MORE

My Dos and Don’ts for People Without Diabetes

Erika Szumel gives us her essentials dos and don'ts guide for those living without diabetes, so that they might better understand what's appropriate.MORE

Tips for Managing T1D in the Workplace

Erika Szumel lends her five ways to help manage type 1 in the workplace, and they might not be what you think.MORE