Innovation and Inspiration: Living With Type 1 Diabetes in 2016

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.

Photo at top: Eric Tozer is a Type 1 diabetic and the co-founder of Diabetes Sports Project. (Courtesy: Diabetes Sports Project)