Amy Tenderich

Founder, DiabetesMine.com

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Amy Tenderich is a journalist, blogger and patient advocate who started DiabetesMine.com after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes in 2003. She is the co-author, along with Dr. Richard Jackson of the Joslin Diabetes Center, of "Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes," a unique motivational guide to the five key medical tests that everyone with diabetes should have and monitor regularly.

Tenderich has made it her personal mission to spur innovation in diabetes care that actually originates with patients. She penned an open letter to Steve Jobs in 2007 that went viral, developing into an international crowdsourcing competition called the DiabetesMine Design Challenge. The competition culminated in the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, a unique annual gathering of diabetes stakeholders held at Stanford University.

Tenderich is passionate about patient empowerment and has become a well-known public speaker, consultant, and advocate for all people with diabetes and engaged e-patients everywhere.