Mila is a tireless advocate for more and better diabetes education for the Hispanic community. Through her renowned blog, strong presence in social networks and participation in speaking engagements, Mila provides support, education, and empowerment for people touched by diabetes to take an active role in managing their own health.
In July 2011, Mila began writing her blog, Jaime, mi dulce guerrero, five years after Jaime, her youngest son, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of three years.
Recognized as a “Diabetes Leader" by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), and as a Top Influential Latina Blogger by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) on health issues in the United States. She participates actively in diverse media channels providing educational and supportive messages to Hispanic families. In 2016 she received the Community Champion Award from the Research and Hope awards by Phrma.
Mila is the Director of Community at Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF).
She is a member of the Board of Directors of Children with Diabetes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes, Mila is also part of Transitions Optical's Diversity Advisory Board. In the past, Mila is a blogger at HuffPost Voices and Co-founder of Families with Diabetes, a website that unites Hispanic families living with diabetes. Diabetes is a family affair,; diabetes not only affects one person living with it, it affects the family and communities.
Mila’s favorite role is Jimmy’s wife and Gabriel, Diego and Jaime’s mom.