About Me

What are little girls made of?
Sugar, spice and all things nice –
That’s what little girls are made of.

Unless, of course, your little girl has type 1 diabetes.
Then it’s sugar, spice and insulin.


My name is Gretchen. I am a wife and the mother of two (not-so) little girls, one of whom lives with type 1 diabetes (T1D).

I started sharing my experiences through Instagram because it was therapeutic for me. After some encouragement from other T1D Moms that I had connected with, I started blogging.

After nearly four years living with T1D, I think we’ve found a groove that mostly works for us. I can still be rather emotional about it, but that’s part of who I am. What I share is authentic, raw and reflective of our journey – the highs and the lows.

Join me on the journey. And know that you are never alone.

SugarSpiceInsulin
Sugar, Spice and Insulin

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