Alexis Newell, Diabetes Advocate, Co-Founder Blue Heels Society and Blogger
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Alexis Newell is a married, working mom of two boys and has lived her life surrounded by people who are diabetic. Her grandmother is LADA/1.5, both her father and her husband are Type 2, and on October 21, 2008 her oldest son, Justice, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. She immersed herself in the DOC and began to use social media and blogging as a source of advocacy and became a mentor and walk- chairperson for the JDRF in Nevada. You can read all about Alexis and her family on her blog justicesmisbehavingpancreas.