About Us


About Us

Jewels Doskicz imageI’m Jewels -  a registered nurse, a mom of two girls, a cook, maid and a gardener (many hats to wear around the house). I’ve been living the life with type 1 diabetes since age 13.  When I’m not whooping it up with my family, writing, volunteering or working as a nurse you will find me on my road bike, running, skiing, or getting my om on at yoga.

We live in the mountains of Flagstaff, AZ and have loved our way of life in Northern Arizona since 1995.

Read our personal diagnosis stories about us here: Jewels & Emma.

See current and past press on She Sugar.

See my professional experience on LinkedIn.

My interests are in autoimmune disease, social media and medicine.  I’m a tireless advocate for you and your family.  I have a BA in Psychology and I am also a Registered Nurse.  I am a freelance writer and an advocacy writer for Diabetic Connect.  I volunteer countless hours for JDRF (formerly known as The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) who is dedicated to prevention, treatment and finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes – and so am I. I am a JDRF trained mentor for newly diagnosed families, a volunteer for the JDRF Online Diabetes Support Team, the Outreach Coordinator for Northern Arizona’s Type 1 Families United Network, and I have served as a board member for the Desert Southwest Chapter of JDRF. I coordinate and volunteer as a camp nurse for JDRF and other diabetes camps for kids.

See today’s featured post at She Sugar- a Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Blog


Our family is committed to finding and funding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.   You will also see links to donate to JDRF in featured articles and advocacy.  We see your support of JDRF as crucial to funding the ongoing diabetes research led by brilliant scientists that I will highlight in my blog.  JDRF is not a sponsor of this webpage nor do they have any influence on my blog.  We have simply chosen JDRF as our family’s favorite diabetes organization.

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Jewels Doskicz will field paid speaking and writing opportunities related to type 1 diabetes and autoimmune disease.  Please contact me for product review and advertising opportunities.

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