Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of ten in 1990, Melissa Lee is an advocate, a writer, and a technology enthusiast. She is known primarily for her diabetes technology writing as past Tech Editor for the diabetes online magazine ASweetLife and on her own blog Sweetly Voiced, for her singing as the creator of the diabetes-themed music video parody series #DParodies, and for her voice as an outspoken patient advocate. Throughout 2015, Melissa led Diabetes Hands Foundation as its Interim Executive Director after having served on their Board of Directors for over two years. In 2016, she joined Bigfoot Biomedical as its Director of Community Relations, leading their social media, communications, and public relations, as they work to bring innovative insulin delivery solutions to market to ease the burden of insulin-requiring diabetes. She lives in the heart of Silicon Valley with her husband Kevin (one of the core developers of Nightscout, now a software engineer at Bigfoot) and their two children.
Martin Wood, MSLIS, AHIP Florida State University College of Medicine
Martin Wood, MSLIS, AHIP is the Director of the Charlotte Edwards Maguire Medical Library at Florida State University. With a diverse background in libraries, technology, education, government, and business, Martin is a leader of digital medical libraries, and an advocate for information at the point of need. He is also an outspoken advocate for people with diabetes, Editor in Chief of The PLAID Journal, and author of Diabetically Speaking, a popular diabetes blog.