Mila Ferrer - Community Champion
Mrs. Ferrer 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, she provides support, education and
empowerment for people touched by diabetes to take an active role in managing their own health.
In July 2011, Mrs. Ferrer 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, and as a Top Influential Latina Blo gger by LATISM (Latinos in Social Media) on health is sues in the
United States, she participates actively in diverse media channels providing educational and supportive messages to Hispanic families.
Mrs. Ferrer is the community and social media manager for the Hispanic Market Diabetes
Hands Foundation (DHF). One of the most important programs of DHF is EsTu Diabetes, an online community that provides information and support for people touched by
diabetes. 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, and she is also part of Transitions Optical’s Diversity Advisory Board. In the past, she was a blogger at HuffPost Voices and co-founder of Families with Diabetes, a website
that unites Hispanic families living with diabetes. Because diabetes is a family affair, it not only affects one person living with it, but it also affects the family and communities.
Mrs. Ferrer lives in Orlando, Fla. with her husband Jimmy and enjoys being Gabriel, Diego and Jaime’s baseball mom.