Amber Clour was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma. 21 days after her eighth birthday, she was rushed to Children’s Hospital where she spent two weeks learning how to live life with Type 1 diabetes. She has embraced the thought of being a #walkingscienceproject and hopes to score an A+ on her efforts to maintain a stable BG while living life to the fullest – whatever that means.
Her life has been filled pursuing her passion for art, non-profit ventures and travel. In 2015 she stepped down as Executive Director for a community artspace and gallery to pursue her drive to co-found the DiabetesDailyGrind.com and Real Life Diabetes Podcast. She often says, “Art is my passion, but diabetes is my life“. Amber’s – no filter – approach to sharing her story gives an honest look into her daily life in hopes of letting others know they aren’t alone on this T1D journey.
On January 28th, 2018, Amber celebrated her 35th “Diaversary”. When diagnosed, she never thought she would reach this milestone with her eyesight and all of her toes. Amber’s outlook on life is much different from the earlier doom-and-gloom years spent hating the world because of the disease. Even though life with diabetes is challenging, she attributes much of her success to dealing with the struggles. Amber lives life to the fullest and enjoys time with close friends and family, wine, long walks, decorating magazines, and new cooking adventures.
As she continues on the path to help PWDs, the day after National Diabetes Day 2016, she embarked on a new chapter as Associate Director for the FIRST Maps 3 Adult Wellness Center (Healthy Living OKC). This position allows her to share her journey with diabetes while partnering with NUMEROUS health organizations to better the lives of the 4,200+ members, all age 50 and beyond.