Mariana is an active Diabetes Advocate in her country Mexico, and through her social media channels. She is a Diabetes Educator and a Licensed Psychologist specialized in Narrative Therapy and with experience with children and adolescent population with type 1 diabetes. On 2008, Mariana started a blog where she shares her experiences and diabetes knowledge with others. She is considered a diabetes influencer in Latin America and has participated in several conferences, events, and TV shows dedicated to diabetes education in the last years. Mariana worked for the Mexican Diabetes Federation as Communications Manager helping to build and empower the diabetes community in Mexico. She is Community Manager for EsTuDiabetes.org. Mariana has lived with type 1 diabetes for 31 years and have been a member of TuDiabetes since 2008.