Say hello to our Team!
Joanne Laufer Milo
The last 5 years have been bumpy, with a bunch of hospitalization, none related to diabetes. But being in a hospital has been quite an eye opener. She wrote a book and have been talking to whoever will listen about being a Prepared T1D.
She is fascinated with all the new technologies and the DIY communities … indeed, she’s been a DIY Looper since 2017. So appreciative of those working so hard to make our lives better!
She shares her home with an amazing (yet intense) husband, Richard, who is very involved and caring, plus 2 very adorable dogs, who bring her joy daily. Hey Buddy is a Westie and (she believes) he is an old soul … wise and very hands-on (or is that paws-on). Bon Bon is a Lhasa Apso … she redefines cute and sweetness every day.
Glenn was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was a sophomore in high school is 1975. Glenn has seen many changes in diabetes management in 45 years. He startied with injections and urine testing. In 1982, he moved to blood sugar testing, In 1997, he moved over to an insulin pump. In 2008 he began using a continuous glucose monitor. Glenn started using loop in September 2019 an almost immediately achieved a 1% a1c improvement. After six months on loop Glenn started helping others start and fine tune loop by volunteering with the mentorship program. Professionally, Glenn is the Vice President of Finance for a Southern California food manufacturer. He lives in North Tustin, CA with his wife Kim. Glenn and Kim have two adult children and an amazing cat named Crosby (aka, the Cord Eater).
Cassidy is your weird sister and favorite auntie. She’s been living with, fighting against, and rising above type 1 diabetes since she was two years old. She’s a thinker, a tinkerer and an embracer of wild ideas. She spent the summer of 2017 pedaling a bicycle from New York City to San Francisco as a member of team Bike Beyond; The documentary that followed the trip shows off her ability to cry at everything and bust out sweet dance moves. She never stops asking ‘why?’ and ‘why not?’.
Sara has had type 1 diabetes for 28 years. She started pumping in 1999 and thanks her husband for the initial push to seek out every tool available to help manage this disease. Sara began using the OpenAPS system in 2016 and lowered her A1C by over 1% in the first 3 months! Better control and less time focusing on the disease was amazing, she has happily embraced technology ever since! March 2018 she moved to the Loop system and has been happy with the added conveniences of this system. Sara loves learning new things, is constantly working on various projects and has many (many) hobbies! She is also the proud mom of three crazy boys (11, 8 and 4) and is a professional musician.
Saira has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since 1996. While she was serving in the US Peace Corps, she met her husband through their matching insulin pumps (his pickup line was “Nice Insulin Pump”). They now have two daughters, with their eldest having been diagnosed with Type 1 when she was 10 months old. Diabetes is a big part of Saira’s life, but not a part of who she chooses to be.
Kenny’s second child of four, Tessa, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in January 2018 at the age of 5. Kenny uses his passion for making technology accessible and useful for others to understand and manage diabetes. Kenny’s daughter has used Loop since July 2019 and switches to MDI occasionally. Visit Tessa’s page on Instagram.