Hi! I am the founder of TuDiabetes. In April 2008 we started the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit where everyone believes that nobody touched by diabetes should ever feel alone.
I come from Venezuela. I first went to school there and then went to Cornell University (in New York state), where I obtained my M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering. Still I have found my true professional love to lie in the web space, so I eventually became a Web Product Manager. Since January 2008, I live with my family in the Bay Area, California.
I was diagnosed with diabetes in late 2002 (initially diagnosed and treated as type II) and formally starting shooting insulin (effectively called a "type I") in 2003. I got on the insulin pump (Minimed 515) in July 2005. I am constantly working on exercising more: that is my constant struggle. In 2007, I learned that I actually have type 1.5 diabetes!
Between September 2007 and March 2011, I wrore a monthly column called "Hola Diabetes" for dLife. Between May 2008 and March 2009, I wrote the column "Diabetes Hacker" in MyDiabetesCentral.com. I regularly talk about social media, nonprofits, health and diabetes at conferences that deal with these topics.