About Stephen

Hello… I’m Stephen.  I live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA with The Great Spousal Unit, Maureen.  I’ve been living with Type 1 Diabetes since January 1991.  I’ve been a pump user since April 2010, and I’m currently wearing the Animas Vibe pump. Currently wearing the Dexcom G5 continuous glucose monitor.

I found the Diabetes Online Community in the summer/fall of 2011, and that discovery has changed my life. I started this blog in April 2012, and since then, my diabetes advocacy has continued to grow. Among other achievements, I’ve attended and spoken up at FDA workshops and participated in clinical trials.

I’ve been thrilled to serve as a facilitator for the Diabetes UnConference. And I’ve been honored to volunteer for Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition. You should Google both of those.

I’m currently serving as a member of the State of Maryland’s Advisory Council on Health and Wellness, where I am co-chair of the Diabetes committee. In addition, I’m part of the 2018 Reader Panel at Diabetes Forecast magazine.

Anything you’d like to share?  Please let me know… I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave a comment, or click on the E-mail Stephen link to your left.


  • Julie Frieman  On August 28, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Hey Stephen! My name is Julie and I’m the manager of the Chesapeake Bay Tour de Cure! Thanks for blogging about us! I’m in Baltimore as well and I’d love to get together with you to talk about the Tour and get some feedback! Feel free to e-mail me at jfrieman@diabetes.org, or call me at 410-265-0075 x4677. Hope to hear from you soon!


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