Christine Deltrap is a Software Programmer and D-Mom to the most amazing 6 year old son, who happens to have Type 1 Diabetes since the age of one. Software programmer by trade and using those skills to help families and loved ones around the world with T1D. Also a member of the diabetes board at the local children's hospital, helping newly diagnosed children and families transition to the new reality of a world with Type One Diabetes. Finally, works full time in the telecommunications industry, and this experience is being leveraged through technology and networking into further helping this community.
Kate Farnsworth is the mother of four daughters, the oldest of whom lives with type 1 diabetes. As a Digital Media Designer and IT Specialist she seeks out ways to use technology and effective design solutions to make life easier for those who live with type 1 diabetes and the people that care for them. She has been advocating for the Canadian Diabetes community since 2012.
Kevin Lee is an information technology specialist and husband of advocate and type 1, Melissa Lee. In the early 2000s, Kevin designed solutions for reporting and monitoring dialysis patients. Hacking diabetes since 2009 when he first listened in on his wife's CGM transmitter, Kevin is a founding member of the Nightscout core development team and has since become a lead contributor. His work enables him to have greater perspective and information to keep her safe and support her in the challenges of managing type 1.
Father of five, grandfather of two, Weston Nordgren II has teamed up with his wife of 30 years to advocate for the Nightscout Project and Open Source solutions that help alleviate the suffering of those struggling with type 1 diabetes. With the T1D diagnosis of their son 7 years ago at 12 months of age, it became very apparent that the tools available for the care of those suffering from T1D were insufficient. Weston and his wife have made it their mission in life to passionately advocate for real life solutions found in the #WeAreNotWaiting community.
James Wedding is the President of the Board of Directors of the Nightscout Foundation, a non-profit seeking to deliver open-source tools to live a life less impacted by type 1 diabetes. In February of 2011, James' daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and he began searching for technology solutions to the challenges ahead. Years later, discovering a quickly growing community of patients and caregivers that have given up on the industry and on the FDA, James has become part of a worldwide movement to free health care from the current rules. A rallying cry of #WeAreNotWaiting has catalyzed over 10,000 to adopt an open-source solution for a portion of type 1 diabetes care, and has spurred new conversations across the entire industry.
Ben West is an advocate for open science and open source. Research interests include interaction between technology and society and measuring fidelity of therapy. He enjoys working on projects like Nightscout, which provide a forum for everyone to use their talents to increase liberty and decrease burden. Ben was diagnosed with T1D in 2003 while a college student. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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