Manny Hernandez
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  • Berkeley, CA
  • United States
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Support, information
Date diagnosed
October 23, 2002
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.1 (Oc 2014), 7.4 (Apri 2014), 7.7 (Nov 2013), 6.4 (Oct 2013), 7.4 (Jul 2013), 7.1 (Nov 2012), 7.2 (Sep 2012), 6.8 (June 2012), 7.0 (April 2012), 6.7 (Nov 2011), 6.7 (May 2011), 6.2 (April 2011), 6.5 (Dec. 2010), 6.3 (Nov. 2010), 5.7 (Jan 2010), 6.7 (June 2009), 6.9 (late Mar. 2009)
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
Animas Ping
Enter your website, if any (blog, Facebook, Twitter)
http://twitter.com/askmanny
Tell us more about you (optional)
President of Diabetes Hands Foundation, the nonprofit responsible for TuDiabetes.org

(I copied my bio from my DHF page, in case you are wondering)

Manny Hernandez is a Venezuelan-born nonprofit leader, a social media author, and a passionate hispanic diabetes advocate and key opinion leader who has lived with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) since 2002. In 1994, he completed his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering in Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas. In 1996 he obtained his Masters degree from Cornell University. Before DHF, he worked with Procter & Gamble, Quepasa.com, Earth911, Pets911, Full Sail University and Ning. He wrote "Ning for Dummies," (April 2009) and collaborated in other books on social media and health 2.0. He is a fully bilingual (Spanish/English), fluent in French and conversational in Italian and German.

In 2007, he started TuDiabetes.org and EsTuDiabetes.org along with his wife, Andreina Davila. In 2008 they co-founded Diabetes Hands Foundation and served as Chairman of the board between 2008 and 2012, growing the board from 5 members to 14, to support the organization's growth beyond half a million US$ in annual revenue. As President of the Diabetes Hands Foundation, he is responsible for program strategy, fundraising, and partnership development. He currently serves as advisor for IDF's Life for a Child Program; USC Annenberg School for Communication: The California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships; Insulindependence, Inc.; and DASH Sports Education.

He has published books on social media and health 2.0 and has delivered inspiring keynotes at conferences hosted by Joslin Diabetes Center, JDRF, The Endocrine Society, and Novartis. He has also spoken at AADE, BlogWorld Expo, Health 2.0, ePatient Connections, Nonprofit Technology Conference, Yale Healthcare (in the US); World Diabetes Congress (in Dubai); and SIMO Network and Salud 2.0 Euskadi (in Spain).

He has been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, Fox News Health, Bloomberg News, Diabetes Forecast, Univision, El Pais (Spain) and El Universal (Venezuela) on these topics.

As a consultant, Manny helps Fortune 500 as well as startups, nonprofits, for profits and not-just-for-profit companies think through their social strategy to effectively navigate the paradigm of a patient- and customer-centric world.

He has been blogging at askmanny.com since 2002. You can find him on Twitter: @askmanny and read his personal disclosure on his blog.

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At 5:37pm on February 17, 2015, SEAGATOR said…

Hey Manny they cannot kill me even though they try, Doing the Welcomes again. The hot flashes a killer. Take good care, Reed

At 5:29am on February 14, 2015, Matt Mr. Lights said…

At 9:42pm on January 21, 2015, Carly said…

Hi Manny, we are sure going to miss you around here. But I am sure you will be stopping by to chat,blog or give advice. Best of Luck .

At 8:09pm on December 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 5:07pm on December 8, 2014, SEAGATOR said…

My photos on my page say Blocked not blocked in.

Send me friend request.

I must use WC rest of life. Does not bother me. I can do it.
HUGS
Reed

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Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Administrators

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)

 

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