Updated: Sep 10, 2020
I am Lexie Peterson (@TheDivabetic), a diabetes advocate and new blogger/vlogger. I love to share my experiences with others to help motivate, educate and inspire!
I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes at the age of 10 so it feels like I have lived with it my entire life. I have a heart for giving back to the diabetes community as well as providing practical support, recommendations, advice and affordable, yet fashionable products.
I was born and raised on the outskirts of Dallas, Texas, until I relocated to San Antonio, Texas, to attend the University of Texas at San Antonio (GO ROADRUNNERS!!). I received a B.B.A in Real Estate Finance and Development and after acquiring an investment property, I joined an amazing commercial real estate company, where I served in the property management division. While pursuing my career in commercial real estate, my teen passions of videography and photography have recently resurfaced.
Upon the realization of the lack of trendy and affordable medical ID bracelets & advocates who look like me, I decided to dedicate my social media presence to my life as a diabetic & supporting others like me. This was the inspiration for Leauxmed Boutique, which is now only a small part of The Sugarless Society.
My husband recently joined the Army which has given me the opportunity to pursue my passions and advocate for diabetes full-time!
On a typical day in my life outside of working, you'd find me with my husband and dog or my closest girlfriends...usually singing karaoke, drinking wine, eating or taking a nap lol.
I just want to live my life to the fullest. I am not proud of my diabetes, but I am not ashamed either. My name handle "TheDivabetic" derived from my promise to live my life to the fullest, DESPITE my diagnosis. Diabetes will not conquer THIS diva!