Greetings! My name is Allison Blass. I started Lemonade Life in the summer of 2005 to chronicle my life as a twentysomething living with diabetes. Now I chronicle about my life as a twentysomething, who just happens to have diabetes too.
Although I’m an East Coaster now, I was born and raised in Oregon. I consider myself bicoastal. I grew up with two loving parents and a younger brother, who is now a junior in college. He does not have diabetes. I live in Westchester County, New York, with my husband.
My passions include photography, travel and exploring New York City. I love museums, Central Park and photographing trees. I am a fan of coffeeshops, but haven’t found a replacement for my college hang-out quite yet. I’m a wannabe theater geek and I watch movies like they’re going out of style. I am a Christian and I try to follow my faith the best I can. I also love hanging out with my husband, Erik, and all my wonderful friends!
I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January 1994 when I was 8 years old. I currently use a Medtronic Minimed insulin pump.
I have worked as a diabetes advocate for many years, as founder of Diabetes Teen Talk and host of Teen Talk on Diabetes Station. I have been a mentor with JDRF’s Online Diabetes Support Team since its inception in 2002, and I was a JDRF Children’s Congress delegate in 2001. I have also written for Diabetes Self-Management and Diabetes Health magazines.
I love meeting new people and I occasionally host meet-ups. I would love to meet you! Drop me a line at amblass at gmail.com.