By Chris Hayre
A Medill Newsmakers Report
This edition of Medill Newsmakers looks at Type 1 diabetes in 2016 through the eyes of experts and the inspiring stories of others.
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0:00 — Introduction to the disease
1:23 — The story of a Chicago-area family who turned their 11-year-old daughter’s diagnosis into a platform to raise money for the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure.
6:32 — ADA advocate Greg Oguss discusses how he overcame health complications associated with Type 1 diabetes to achieve his goals and become one of Chicago’s top fundraisers.
14:18 — Eric Tozer, co-founder of Diabetes Sports Project, explains how he and his DSP team use incredible athletic achievements to inspire others.
22:41 — Dr. Francine Kaufman, the chief medical officer at Medtronic Diabetes, discusses advances in Type 1 care, including the latest developments with the artificial pancreas.