Daniele Hargenrader, AKA the Diabetes Dominator, is the bestselling author of Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator: How to Use Your Powers of Choice, Self-Love, and Community to Completely Change Your Relationship with Diabetes for the Better. But, her relationship with diabetes wasn’t always so good...In fact, it was quite the opposite. She has been living with type 1 diabetes for almost 25 years, diagnosed in 1991. Back then, there was no internet. No Google. No diabetes online community. So she and her parents got by on what little info they got from doctors and good old trial and error.
After a few years, Daniele and her parents seemed to be getting the hang of things when tragedy struck. The day after Daniele’s 12th birthday, her father passed away very suddenly. This spurred a long-lasting, deep depression along with a binge eating disorder. Daniele ballooned up to 200 pounds and lost total control over her diabetes management with A1cs in the 13+% range all throughout her teenage years.
After finally realizing that her choices were hurting her, Daniele decided to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition Science and later become a certified personal trainer. Once she learned that she could take back control of her health-related choices, her life was never the same again. Through these adversities, she eventually took herself from obese to athlete.
Daniele founded Diabetes Dominator in 2009 with the intention of serving those who are looking for a path to turn a perceived adversity into an advantage through the Diabetes Dominator system and the Six Pillars of Total Health. She helps individuals from all walks of life to think, eat, and move in ways that allow them to achieve a quality of health and life that they previously thought unattainable. Her goal is always to promote the incredible importance self-love and self-worth as they are the basis for taking control of our health choices.
Daniele began her YouTube interview series, Unleash Your Inner Diabetes Dominator, in early 2015 in order to showcase as many positive role models in the diabetes community as possible. She wanted to clearly demonstrate that there are endless inspirational examples of the fact that living with diabetes should never be the reason we don't chase after our dreams and passions in life.
She is now an international speaker, has presented at Fortune 100 companies and top-ranked hospitals and universities, and has dedicated herself to teaching people how to live the life they imagined through optimal health. Daniele currently lives in Philadelphia (with an imminent move to southern California) with her husband, Bill, and their two cat children, Kitty and Frankie.
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