Shara blogs about a variety of experiences related to diabetes, from personal musings to professional insights. Read My Bio

Shara Bialo is a board-certified pediatrician and is currently in fellowship training at Brown University to become a pediatric endocrinologist. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 9-years-old, a life-changing event which helped shape her decision to pursue medicine. Shara draws on her experience as both a patient and a physician to help others navigate life with diabetes, among other endocrine disorders. She treats patients, leads support groups, conducts research, contributes to books and publications, and engages in academic public speaking and outreach events related to diabetes.

Shara's Latest Posts

  • Washed Away

    Wednesday, December 11, 2013


    A childhood in Florida is amphibious. The summer heat is suffocating, and the only way you feel you can breathe is to keep yourself submerged in the...

  • The Secret Life of D's

    Wednesday, November 20, 2013

    Blogs Topic: Social Life

    I carry my diabetes with me throughout the work day, sometimes sharing it with patients and sometimes not. I pick and choose based upon whether or...

  • I'll Dye Another Day

    Thursday, October 31, 2013


    I survived my first retina laser session. I know, I know. I sound extreme. Why wouldn't I survive it? Well, I wasn't so much concerned about...

  • Breaking Point

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013

    Blogs Topic: Mental

    There is no use crying over spilled milk. Or spilled Lantus. But that doesn't stop anyone. Every once in a while, a frantic call comes in via...

  • Grave Mistake

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013


    An endocrine emergency takes place right next to an endocrinologist, but she cannot do anything about it. Why? Endocrinologists have all...

  • Diabetes: How to Cheat

    Wednesday, September 04, 2013


    A1C's don't lie. I don't personally use this statement when talking to patients because I find it a little too harsh. The second you...