Michelle Bauer (Alswager)
Michelle has been a strong advocate in the “d” world since her son, Jesse, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2000 at the age of 3. After the sudden loss of her son at the age of 13, today 18 years after the diagnosis, she continues to advocate, educate and push the envelope in her son’s name. Michelle is the founder and executive producer of the documentary The Science of Inspiration: Diabetes and Athletes—otherwise known as “Triabetes” —about 12 athletes with diabetes completing an Ironman triathlon. Her diabetes credits include working as a moderator on the JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team, as an executive director for two diabetes organizations and she also participates each year in the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. She is currently the sales director for Diabetes Daily and a member of Beyond Type 1’s own Leadership Council. In addition to spending a lot of time on her road bike, Michelle is a three-time IRONMAN finisher (in fact she raced with the ROI Endurance Team at IRONMAN Wisconsin 2015). In her spare time she also works with other families across the world who have lost their loved one to type 1 diabetes with our program “Jesse Was Here.” Michelle resides in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband Jeff and their combined six children.