We have a great team of writers here at Lyfebulb and we enjoy writing on a variety of topics. If you would like to contribute a post to our blog, please feel free to submit your piece to maggie@lyfebulb.com. 

Nick Gogel – Lifestyle & Fashion Writer

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Nick Gogel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in August of 1990, right before starting kindergarten. Nick began treating his diabetes with NPH and regular insulin, before learning to carb count and use Novolog and Lantus. In October 2014, he switched from injections to the tSlim pump, which took a little time to learn but now he would never go back to shots.

Thanks to an incredibly lovely family, having this disease at such a young age never caused an issue. Nick grew up as a three sport athlete, earning all-state honors in high school and a college basketball scholarship, while being a member of the National Honor Society. He currently lives in New York City and works as a professional model with Ford Models. Being a huge foodie, Nick spends his free time in a constant conquest to find the best pastries, BBQ, burgers, pizza, and chicken wings in NYC…all the stuff diabetics “can’t” do.

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Roy Collins – Fitness, Sports, & Health Writer

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Roy Collins is a fitness and performance expert. As a college football player at Yale University he received his B.S. in Biology. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, before attending medical school. His work focuses on integrating fitness and nutrition into chronic disease management.

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Ryan Williams – Fitness & Health and Wellness Writer

Ryan grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he witnessed first hand the  detrimental impact a sedentary lifestyle has on one’s health.  During his adolescence, he was overweight. In large part this was due to a combination of  an inadequate education to the perils of poor lifestyle habits, combined with a lack of  availability to affordable fresh produce. Many segments of his community are dominated by an ease of access to an abundance of unhealthy ‘junk food’ choices.  Combine this cheap, readily available junk foods with a sedentary lifestyle, as well as the continual daily stresses of living in impoverished neighborhoods, and you will get the resulting  fifty million Americans that are plagued by some form of the 100+ autoimmune diseases of our time.

His goal is to continue his education at Syracuse University in the fields of fitness and health, and relay what he learns to the public in an understandable and practical way.  His hope is that you will use the information I provide to develop healthier lifestyle habits, follow an exercise regime geared for your purposes, and most importantly, spread this information to as many people as you can. Knowledge is the key to success, and this certainly applies in what it will take to eradicate many of the factors that contribute to these autoimmune diseases.

After college he intends on serving his country and the world as an officer in the United States Marine Corps, and spread this education to all realms of the world that he is stationed, and to continue to do so upon his return.  Please join him in spreading the power of knowledge by practicing healthier lifestyle habits, and providing a healthy and education rich environment for the generation of tomorrow.

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