by Jasmine Batchelor
December 26, 2017
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, DiabetesMine;
Editorial Director, Diabetes and Patient Advocacy, Healthline Network, Inc.
Amy Tenderich is a journalist, blogger, patient advocate, and consultant who started DiabetesMine.com after her diagnosis with type 1 diabetes in 2003. Her site has become a leading online destination for people with diabetes and one of the top award-winning health blogs around the country and the world. The site became part of San Francisco-based Healthline Media in January 2015.
Amy is the co-author, along with Dr. Richard Jackson of the Joslin Diabetes Center, of Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes – a unique motivational guide to the 5 key medical tests that everyone with diabetes should have and monitor regularly.
She has made it her personal mission to spur innovation in diabetes care that actually originates with patients. She penned an Open Letter to Steve Jobs in 2007 that went viral, developing into an international crowdsourcing competition called the DiabetesMine Design Challenge. The competition was underwritten by the California HealthCare Foundation, and supported by IDEO, a leading design firm with close ties to Stanford University. The competition culminated in the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit, a unique annual gathering of diabetes stakeholders that Amy organizes and hosts at Stanford University School of Medicine and UCSF, and the bi-annual DiabetesMine D-Data ExChange technology forum.
Amy is a regular speaker and guest lecturer on patient-centered design and related patient advocacy topics.