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Christel Oerum

Christel Oerum, MS

Founder of Diabetes Strong

Christel Oerum is the founder of Diabetes Strong. She has lived with type 1 diabetes since 1997 and is passionate about helping others with diabetes live active healthy lives.

Christel worked in the diabetes industry for more than a decade, in companies such as Novo Nordisk and Medtronic, before leaving the corporate world in 2015 to start Diabetes Strong.

She is a diabetes advocate, writer, and public speaker who has worked with most major diabetes organizations and websites.

Christel is an expert in exercise with insulin-dependent diabetes and has won several fitness competitions.

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