In 2008 Karen started her diabetes blog, Bitter-Sweet, and became immersed in the diabetes online community. She is a member of Diabetes Advocates, is a Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation Board Member and leads the monthly Virtual PODS support meetings for DiabetesSisters. She also advocates offline, volunteering with two local JDRF chapters in her home state of Connecticut – she holds the volunteer Advocacy Team Chair position and Board seat with one chapter and volunteers on the Adult Outreach Planning committee with another chapter.
Her blog tag-line best sums up what she’s come to realize over the years . . . . life with diabetes isn’t all bad.