About the Author: Terri Ryan
After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 33, Terri left her career as a chef and caterer to help other people with diabetes live life as healthy and normal as possible. She earned a bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and completed her internship at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She then relocated to Kona, Hawaii where she built a successful private practice as a Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist. As she puts it, “When you live on an island, you become a specialist in everything.” She provided comprehensive diabetes care for every type of person with diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) at every stage of their diabetes experience, including new diagnoses, pregnant women, kids, young adults and the elderly.