Christopher Snider
Medicine X Board Member

About Me

Christopher Snider was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the fall of 2002 during his freshman year at Virginia Tech. For the next four years he coasted through his diabetes management, likely supported by his pancreas' honeymoon phase.

He didn't join Twitter until 2008, but one of the first people he followed was sharing her experiences with her own diabetes (@sixuntilme). After a few months, he started to pay attention to her blog, then other diabetes blogs, then he started sharing his experiences with diabetes on Twitter. Up until this point, he hadn't known anything about the diabetes community, or the impact it could have on his life.

On January 1, 2009, he started his own diabetes blog. Five years later he is still blogging, sharing the ups and downs of life (sometimes diabetes-related). He actively participates and advocates on behalf of the diabetes community whenever possible—be it Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, blogging, or even his podcast, he's all about making connections and sharing stories.

At Medicine X 2015

Saturday, September 26 2:35 pm (LK 120)
Behind closed doors
Saturday, September 17 10:10 am (Plenary Hall)
This isn't your grandparents computer: improving the health of older adults through innovative technology
The population is aging and technology use is becoming more commonplace among older adults. While medications are being reduced to avoid polypharmacy, the use of technology is on the rise to improve patient-provider... Read more
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