"For stronger and better bonds between patients, the healthcare and the industry.
Less loneliness, more knowledge and more awareness."
Sofia was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2008 - a lifelong condition that til this day still has no cure and requires round-the-clock management. The level of knowledge in society is neither high enough for people with type 1 diabetes to feel safe, nor for funds for research to be collected at a fair pace.
Sofia has run Diabetesia as a self-employed entrepreneur since 2015 - and has over the years lectured, written magazine pieces and debate articles, blogged, participated in the media, developed campaigns and concepts, moderated discussions and performed consulting work mainly within marketing and communication.
Her long-term goal is to support people living with type 1 diabetes, but also to act as a spider in the web to create stronger bonds between patients, the healthcare and the industry.
BLOG ABOUT TYPE 1 DIABETES
Sofia began her "diabetes career" as a blogger in 2014. Since then, she has blogged to varying degrees throughout the years - and has topped 26,000 readers per day.
Sofia is the community manager at the online community Pioneers Young - a newly started platform for young people living with type 1 diabetes. A "safe space" to talk about everything between heaven and earth - without cues, prejudices and wrong advice.
Are you 13-30 years old, speaking Swedish and are living with T1D? Then you can apply for a free membership!
LECTURES ON TYPE 1 DIABETES
Sofia has spoken at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, in the concert hall in Växjö, in front of Sahlgrenska's staff at the Swedish Exhibition Center in Gothenburg - but also before companies, at diabetes camps, schools and events of various kinds.
In the autumn of 2020, she will visit Stockholm, Uppsala, Örnsköldsvik, Östersund, Lund, Helsingborg, Krististanstad, Västerås, Örebro, Gothenburg and Borås together with Rubin Medical.
Are you interested in attending a lecture or booking one?
SAVE MORE DIABETES FEET
In 2020, Sofia began a collaboration with VibroSense Dynamics AB, which works for better examinations of people with (different types of) diabetes feet. Sofia helps with a communication and marketing eye on VibroSense's launch of the new application "Diabetes Foot Screening" for the instrument VibroSense Meter® II (a support for detecting early signs of nerve damage in the feet).
Together they hope to be able to save more diabetes feet.