Michelle Berman


Michelle’s son Jonathan was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2007 at the age of seven, without any family history.   With a background in Business Administration and Real Estate, Michelle became involved with various diabetes organizations including The Diabetes Research Institute where she helped her son develop the DRI on-line “Store for a Cure” as well as many other projects. Michelle was further inspired to engage the public to learn more about T1D, thus creating T1DLIFE on social media, as a place to share photos and stories about all aspects of life with T1D.   In the summer of 2016, Michelle became the national parent advocate for the BT1 DKA awareness campaign with a goal to educate families and physicians to help eradicate new onset DKA and save lives.  Her favorite quote and mantra to all three of her children is… “be part of the change you wish to see in the world.”