Jillian Rippolone was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 8 years old in 1997. Jillian and her brother were diagnosed one year apart with Type 1. Jillian was one of the first Type 1 accounts spreading diabetes awareness and inspiring others to live confidently with Type 1 Diabetes. Jillian is a Type 1 advocate and volunteer in her community and on her social media platforms. She is currently on the Omnipod System and Dexcom G6 and holds her bachelor’s degree in Special Education and Social Science. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook @t1dchick.