HCLA 2013: Volunteer Of The Year
The Diabetes Coach
Marianne Tetlow was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12 and knows first-hand the ongoing emotional struggles and challenges a person with diabetes faces. As a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association, Tetlow is co-chair of the Youth Ambassador and Youth Leadership Council, hosted the Youth Zone at the organization’s Diabetes Health Fair, and offers mentoring services to families and adults dealing with diabetes. She has also encouraged young people with Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes to share their stories and help educate the public about living with diabetes.