Ariel was diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 4 years old. She holds a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics and works as a Registered Dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist, and a Certified Pump Trainer. Ariel is the elected chair-elect of the board in the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists (ADCES). In her free time, she enjoys giving back to the community by volunteering at diabetes kid camps and working as a youth mentor ambassador through JDRF. Outside of work, Ariel is a freelance writer for publications such as Diabetes Daily and the Granger Gazette and has been featured on several nutrition segments on Studio 5 Daytime TV. Ariel is the author of the book Type 1 Diabetes for the Newly Diagnosed: What to Expect, What to Do, and How to Thrive.