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Diabetes Forecast

The Healthy Living Magazine

14 People to Know

Snapshots of courage, effort, education, and advocacy

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At Diabetes Forecast, we wish we had enough pages to feature each one of the millions of people affected by diabetes. The following noteworthy individuals provide snapshots of the courage, effort, education, and advocacy that make a real impact. As we join together, aiming for the American Diabetes Association's vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens, get ready to meet some new friends.

The diabetes world is packed with people who champion the cause, and each year Diabetes Forecast highlights some of those who are making a big difference. They are advocates and athletes, educators and researchers, chefs, musicians, authors, and comedians. Here, Forecast's pick of 14 people you need to know.

People to Know

Nikki Lang
musician

Sam Talbot
chef

Chelcie Rice
comedian

Tom Beatson
Joslin 50-Year Medalist

Jay Hewitt
Ironman and motivational speaker

David Cummings, MD
researcher

Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH
policymaker

Haidee Merritt
illustrator

Jenny Mackenzie, PhD
filmmaker

Robin Nwankwo, MPH, RD, CDE
educator

Lorraine Platka-Bird, PhD, RD
educator

Martin Gillis, DDS, MAEd
researcher

Tasha Mac
dancer

Andy Holder
athlete and philanthropist

 
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