Gretchen Otte


Gretchen is the inspiring voice behind Type One Type Happy – an online motivational journal for Type 1 diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the summer of 2014 in Europe, Gretchen is exploring the positive way of living and sharing her journey as a healthy, happy diabetic. When she’s not writing, photographing, or inspiring those around her, you’ll find Gretchen hiking, catching a yoga or spin class, eating salads with her pet bunny Winnie, jogging with her puppy Hobie, or surfing in sunny Southern California. You can find her online at or on instagram @typeonetypehappy

Stories by Gretchen