Meet SPIbelt Ambassador Gretchen

My name is Gretchen Otte! I am the voice behind Type One Type Happy – an online motivational blog and Instagram for type 1 diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin) in the summer of 2014 while traveling in Europe, I share my way of living and my journey as a healthy, happy type 1 diabetic. When I am not writing or photographing, you’ll find me training for another marathon with my dog Hobie, eating veggies with my pet bunny Winnie, or surfing in sunny Southern California.

Q & A

What is your biggest goal for 2019?

Two of my biggest goals for 2019 is to hike to the top of Mount Whitney and participate in my first triathlon!

What is your favorite SPIbelt product?

My favorite SPIbelt product is the Large Pocket SPIbelt because it can easily fit all of my energy gels and carry my Type 1 Diabetes supplies that I need for my runs.

Coolest place you have taken your SPIbelt?

The coolest place I have taken my SPIbelt was to run the New York City Marathon.

What quote or motto keeps you motivated?

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” –John D. Rockefeller


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