Amy Tenderich of DiabetesMine
Type 1.5 Diabetes (LADA), May 2003

Type 1 journalist, author & advocate with a quirky personality. Amys editor-in-chief of DiabetesMine.com, sometimes called The NY Times of Diabetes.


Amy Tenderich is a journalist / patient blogger 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 health blogs around the country and the world. In 2006, she won the LillyforLife Achievement Award for Diabetes journalism from Eli Lilly & Company.

She is the co-author, along with Dr. Richard Jackson of Joslin Diabetes Center, of Know Your Numbers, Outlive Your Diabetes a unique motivational guide to the 5 key medial tests that everyone with Diabetes should have and monitor regularly.

Amy is also community manager of DiabeticConnect.com, the fastest-growing and most successful social networking site for people with Diabetes, with 400,000 registered members to date.

She recently joined DiabeticConnects parent company Alliance Health Networks, creators of social networks for people living with chronic conditions, as VP of Patient Advocacy. Shes totally passionate about patient empowerment, and has become a well-known advocate for all people
with Diabetes and all engaged e-patients everywhere.

Amy lives on the fringes of San Francisco, CA, with her husband, three daughters, and a calico cat.