On Saturday November 14, 2020; World Diabetes Day, experts in diabetes from around the world spoke about a variety of topics concerning diabetes. Below are videos of the speakers.
Tracey joined the ADA in June 2018 after her tenure as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Experience Officer at Sam's Club, a division of Walmart.
Tracey brings more than 25 years of experience in driving globalbusiness growth, leveraging data to connect consumers with different brands. Prior to joining Sam’s Club, Tracey was Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of RAPP Dallas, a data-driven integrated marketing agency. for more information about the ADA visit: Diabetes.org
Dr. Steve Edelman is founder and director of Taking Control Of Your diabetes. He created TCOYD over 25 years ago. Steve is an endocrinologist and professor of Medicine at University of California San Diego. He is Medical director at the VA in San Diego. Steve has also been a type 1 diabetic for over 50 years. Visit www.tcoyd.org to learn more about Taking Control Of Your Diabetes.
Kyle is an international advocate focused on raising the voice of people with diabetes.
He is currently Vice President, Board of Directors at IDF, having been elected in December 2019. To learn more about the International Diabetes Federation visit: IDF.org
Terry Ackley is the Executive Director of the Diabetes Education and Camping Association (DECA), an organization that he helped create in 1997. DECA supports over 400 children’s diabetes camps worldwide. To learn more about DECA visit: DECA website.
Dr. Natarajan is Professor and Chair, Department of Diabetes Complications and Metabolism within the Diabetes and Metabolism Research Institute and Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope National Medical Center. City of Hope research center is leading the way in research and to cure type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Rilwan is Head of diabetes Center at Lions SightFirstEyeHospital in Nairobi Kenya. She is also Chief Health Officer at Baobab Circle a health tech company based in UK. To learn more about the Lions Sight First Hospital, go to: Nairobi Lions Sight First Hospital
For almost thirty years, Grant Maltman has served as the historian and curator of the Banting House National Historic site of Canada. The Banting House is the birthplace of insulin where Sir Dr. Frederick Banting discovered insulin. For more information about the Banting House visit: Banting House Historic site.
Tim has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for a little over 30 years. In that time, he’s not let it get in the way of enjoying life and doing what he wanted to. More recently, he has involved himself in the community “We Are Not Waiting” Tim is a huge advocate for Diabetes technology and especially DIY closed looping systems. To learn more about Tim and Diabetech visit: www,diabetech.com
Norma conducts the training and writing of Lions Diabetes and Retina programs and is currently Executive Director of both the Diabetes and Retina Programs with the Florida Lions Clubs. To learn more about the Florida Lions Clubs Retinopathy Foundation visit: Florida Lions Retinopathy Foundation.
Bob is the first commercial airline pilot to be licensed to fly by the FAA in the United States as a type 1 diabetic. Watch his video about his experience with discrimination as a diabetic.