About Us

Alexi Melvin:
 I was born a a traveler and an artist.  I traveled around the US all my life — having a father in the Major League Baseball realm — I often liken it to what “army brats” go through.  But I loved it.  And I was exposed to all sorts of culture.  I immediately took to the arts, developing a strong passion for film and theatre.
After graduating High School a year early, I headed straight for New York City, where I first studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute.  After that, I acquired my Bachelor of Arts degree at The New School, with concentrations on Writing and Film.  I recently made the move to Los Angeles, but split my time between LA and the Bay Area — and have since been working as a Screenwriter, Freelance Journalist, and eternal DISNEY enthusiast!
Some of my favorite films are; Some Like it Hot, Moulin Rouge, Grease, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hook, Moonstruck, A League of Their Own, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, UP!, and many, many other Disney animated classics.
I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for a little over 11 years now — having been diagnosed a couple of months before turning 15.
I currently use insulin pens: Novalog (Novopen Echo) and Lantus.  I also recently started using a Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor.
I have my highs and my lows (Haha.. pun intended..) every single day.  Just like the rest of you.  My life is an adventure, regardless of the diabetes — but it certainly does amplify my obstacle course!

Sarah Fletcher:
I’m originally from Southern California but I’ve also lived in Illinois and Arizona. In fact, the majority of my “growing up” period was spent in Arizona. Despite that, I absolutely hate the heat and I yearn for the colder climates.
I’ve been a lifelong bookworm, animal lover, and language fanatic. I’ve taken French and Spanish in the past and, at the moment, I am learning Italian. Swedish may be my next one as I have a true soft spot for Scandinavian culture. Naturally, I’ve also got a strong case of wanderlust. I love exploring the U.S. and my current home state of California. After I graduate, I’ll heading off to Europe to do a bit of exploring there. Currently, I am finishing my senior year studying Anthropology at UCLA.
I love knitting, reading, writing, going out to eat, pretending I’m Stevie Nicks while doing Karaoke, going to music shows, and quiet nights at home.
I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 15 years old. Strangely enough, on National Diabetes Day, November 14, 2004. Since then I have been through many different phases of control. Some times were good and other were, well… I essentially ignored that I had diabetes. Thankfully, that is no longer the case and I’m doing my best to be healthy (and stay that way for a long time.) I recently switched from Lantus and NovoLog Echo pens to the T:Slim insulin pump – which I love. I also use the Dexcom G4 continuous glucose monitor and I’m amazed at what a difference it’s made in my life. In addition to diabetes, I also have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and chronic hives (thank you autoimmune issues!)
Diabetes can be a real struggle, but I hope this blog serves as a reminder that we’re not alone. It’s a silent, invisible disease but WE don’t need to be silent.

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