Susie is a Canadian author, public speaker and singer-songwriter currently living in the UK with her husband Don and Chihuahua Carlos. She was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 9 almost dying, and has been collecting illness ever since. With a regular newspaper column called, 'Expert Patient Here to Help!' Susie is passionate about helping people go from being a patient (just a number), to a person at the doctor's office. She has a book called, 'Help the Doctor Help You! 31 secrets and tips for self-advocacy to get the BEST at your appointments' on Amazon and is working on a memoir about her chronic illness life. She also regularly releases music under her two artist names: Susie Bird and Suschwa everywhere there is music.