Who are you? Where are you from? Why are you here?
Lourdes Olivas from New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM). Here to receive invaluable information and strengthen our networking.
Please tell us a little more about why you are interested in diabetes, professionally and/or personally.
Personal interest in diabetes is due to my family history. I have several aunts and uncles with diabetes and my grandmother had diabetes. Recently one aunt passed away from complications of diabetes and currently an uncle is dealing with complications, (had a leg amputated). Professional interest is due to my job responsibilities, I coordinate research and educational programs focused on type 2 diabetes.
What are you passionate about?
I am passionate about prevention, whether we can prevent someone that is pre-diabetes from being diagnosed with diabetes or prevention of complications that arise with uncontrolled diabetes.
What are you doing to hack diabetes?
I am working on getting information out to the community on how they can manage their diabetes. Management is the key to prevention of complications.
Why are you coming to Diabetes Innovation 2013?
To network and receive invaluable information that could help us with our programming.
What kinds of people do you want to meet at DI 2013?