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Meet Lexie Peterson of The Sugarless Society in Northest Dallas

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lexie Peterson.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Lexie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was diagnosed with Type One diabetes at ten years old. I never really pitted myself or allowed diabetes to hold me back from anything but I also failed to truly understand how serious of a condition it is until I got to college. Until maybe my Junior year of college, I didn’t really openly talk about diabetes unless someone asked me about it. Diabetes was just a part of me and “normal” to me. In high school, I did not take care of myself the way I should have but I literally woke up one day in college and thought, “I need to take care of myself.” That was the turning point. Eventually, I realized that many of my friends had no idea about my diabetes, which could be the difference In life or death if I ever had a diabetes emergency. So I decided to start intentionally speaking up about diabetes with my friends and family, mainly on social media. I then had the idea to create fashionable medical accessories, which is how the Sugarless Society eventually came about.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has been a fairly smooth road. I had minor setbacks when initially trying to find the right manufacturer.

Please tell us about The Sugarless Society.
The Sugarless Society is a space for diabetic women. For women to shop, share, learn and connect online. We are known for our signature diabetes bracelets, humorous t-shirts and for contributing to a diabetes nonprofit, the Sonia Nabeta Foundation.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
Going to diabetes camp in the summer.

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