About Diabetic Me

Welcome to Diabetic Me, a sanctuary and resource hub established by Ely Fornoville , who has been navigating life with Type 1 diabetes since March 1996. We are more than just a website; we are a thriving community dedicated to providing support, information, and inspiration to people affected by diabetes worldwide.

Ely’s journey with diabetes, marked by its unique challenges and discoveries, has unveiled a universe of connections, friendships, and shared experiences. It was this enlightening journey that laid the foundations of Diabetic Me. We embrace the power of collective wisdom, personal stories, and shared journeys from other brave souls living with diabetes worldwide to empower and uplift every member of our community.

Diabetic Me aims to provide comfort, encouragement, and empowerment to every diabetic out there, reminding them that they’re not alone in their fight.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be an unwavering companion to individuals touched by diabetes. By unveiling the personal, unscripted, and real-life stories of people living with diabetes, we aim to dispel myths, break down stigmas, and foster a supportive and informed community. 

Every story shared here illuminates a path, offers solace, and validates the experiences of others.

We strive to answer the questions that accompany a diabetes diagnosis, offering a beacon of knowledge that is both expansive and accessible. Our commitment is unwavering – to support, enlighten, and uplift every life touched by diabetes.

We strive to:

  • Offer a platform for diabetics to share their unique experiences and stories.
  • Provide reliable information and resources that address the common questions and concerns faced by the diabetic community.
  • Cultivate a supportive community where everyone feels seen, heard, and inspired.


We envision a world where diabetes isn’t a limitation but an opportunity for growth, community-building, and understanding. A world where every voice matters, every story is heard, and every experience is validated. Diabetic Me aspires to be the cornerstone of support, illuminating the path of every individual’s journey with diabetes.

We see a future where our community’s collective wisdom fosters deeper understanding, promotes holistic well-being, and inspires positive, empowered living for people with diabetes and their loved ones.

We welcome you with open arms to Diabetic Me, where your journey is acknowledged, your battles are shared, and your triumphs are celebrated. Together, we walk this path. Your story is our story, and every voice strengthens the tapestry of our collective journey.

Thank you for being a part of Diabetic Me, where we are united in our diversity, strengthened by our experiences, and inspired by our collective resilience.

Feel free to reach out; share your story, send me a message anytime, or reach out via Twitter or LinkedIn. We are here, walking this journey with you every step of the way.

Meet Our Team

At Diabetic Me, our team, comprised of a diverse group of individuals united by a common goal – to support and empower the diabetes community- is our most valuable asset.

Our Expert Voices

Our expert voices are individuals who have lived the experience. They bring a wealth of knowledge, insights, and empathy, ensuring our content is grounded in both professional expertise and personal understanding.

Ely Fornoville


Ely Fornoville

I am the founder of Diabetic Me. Being a type 1 diabetic since 1996, I developed a passion to help people learn more about diabetes. I write about diabetes and share stories from other diabetics around the world. I am currently using a Medtronic Guardian 4 and a Minimum 780G insulin pump with Humalog.

Inez Briand

Writer, Traveler, and Food Lover

Inez Briand

The partner of a type 1 diabetic. She has always been interested in traveling, and now that she has a partner with diabetes, her interest in cooking even more healthily has skyrocketed. She loves finding new recipes for her partner and family and sharing any food and nutrition-related articles on Diabetic Me.

Medical Reviewers

Our reviewers are tasked with the crucial role of validating the accuracy and relevance of our content. They are professionals with a depth of experience in diabetes care, ensuring that our resources are both scientifically sound and practically applicable.

Calvin Anderson

Medical Reviewer

Calvin Anderson, PharmD, MBA

Calvin is a graduate of Cedarville University with both a pharmacist and business degree. He has a passion for specialty infusion and injectable pharmacy. He gladly serves patients with empathy and compassion to ensure they receive the best quality care.

Amrita Roy

Medical Reviewer

Dr. Amrita Roy, MD, MRCPI

Amrita Roy has a background in general internal medicine, with her postgraduate clinical training at the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Her main field of interest includes care of older persons and community medicine. Her area of experience includes acute internal medicine, emergency medicine, palliative care, stroke, and rehabilitation services for older persons. Undergraduate qualification: MD, Collegium Medicum Jagiellonian University, Poland. Postgraduate clinical training: MRCPI in General Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, Ireland.

Nam Tran

Medical Reviewer

Nam Tran, PharmD

Nam Tran is an editor, fact-checker, writer, and pharmacist. He has practiced in various pharmacy settings, including community, home infusion, hospice, and specialty. He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from the University of California Riverside.


Medical Reviewer

Priyanshi Delvadiya

Medical Reviewer Priyanshi is a nutritionist and dietician with a degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a passionate and driven health and nutrition expert. She worked as a clinical dietician at Ashwini Medical Centre for two years, working with other health professionals to care for patients. Skills in managing incidents, risks, and crises, as well as emergency management and safety certifications. She can also assist in health assessments, nutrition interventions, and program evaluations.


Our editors are the custodians of our content’s clarity, quality, and authenticity. They meticulously craft and refine every piece to ensure it resonates, educates, and supports our readers in their journey with diabetes.

Our Pillars

Our pillars are the fundamental principles that underpin our existence and guide our actions. 

They are rooted in:

  • Empathy and Understanding: We prioritize the lived experiences of individuals with diabetes, ensuring their voices are heard, validated, and respected.
  • Accuracy and Reliability: We are committed to delivering scientifically accurate and trustworthy content, serving as a reliable companion in every individual’s journey with diabetes.
  • Community and Support: We foster a supportive and inclusive environment where every story is important, and every experience is acknowledged.

Our Content Process

We believe in transparency and inclusivity and are eager to pull back the curtain and unveil the meticulous process underlying the creation of each piece of content at Diabetic Me. Our content strategy is a harmonious dance involving all our teams, ensuring that our information is accurate, reliable, empathetic, and supportive.

Phase 1: Research and Development

Our journey begins with extensive research, where our team of experts and writers delve into diverse sources to gather the most recent and relevant information.

Phase 2: Review and Validation

Every piece of content is then passed through the discerning eyes of our reviewers, who validate the information’s accuracy, relevance, and applicability.

Phase 3: Editorial Excellence

Our editors ensure that the content is articulated in a clear, engaging, and supportive manner, striking a balance between professional excellence and personal touch.

Phase 4: Community Engagement

Before any piece of content makes its way to you, it is immersed in our community, gathering insights, feedback, and enhancements to ensure it resonates with the lived experiences of individuals with diabetes.

This rigorous and inclusive process ensures that every resource we provide is not just a piece of content but a supportive companion in your journey with diabetes.

We welcome you to explore, engage, and enrich your journey with the meticulously crafted resources at Diabetic Me, where we are with you every step of the way.

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