This site was created by and for patients as a "diabetes newspaper with a personal twist." Who are we? Core Team Founder and Editor Amy Tenderich Inquisitive, perhaps-just-a-tad overly analytical PWD based in San Francisco, CA. Diagnosed with Type 1 in May 2003. BA in Journalism, MA in Communication Studies. After living overseas and many years of PR/marketing work for high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, became a freelance writer and consultant in the health and diabetes industries (and full-time mom). Co-author of the patient guidebook, Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes and founder of the DiabetesMine Design Challenge. Frequent speaker at diabetes and health / social media events. Recently joined Alliance Health Networks as Vice President and Chief Patient Advocate.  Enjoys reading, cooking, aerobics, hiking, swimming, wine, weekend getaways, and spending time with her three spirited daughters. Now over 40 and feeling (nearly) fitter than ever. Her standing New Year's Resolution since diagnosis: Enjoy Life. Assistant Editor Allison Blass Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a wee little lass, currently using an insulin pump, Metformin and lots of humor and positive thinking. Founder and former editor of, also worked in PR for consumer and healthcare brands. Graduated from...

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