Personal Experiences

Chris German

Meet Christopher German, PhD, a passionate advocate for diabetes awareness and a lay advisory committee member for the Mary Tyler Moore Vision Initiative. Chris has been living with Type 1 diabetes for over 35 years since he was diagnosed at just six years old.  For the past 15 years, he’s faced bi-annual assessments, which, while helpful for tracking the disease’s progression, often fall short of offering guidance for prevention of future complications. 

Chris explains that having diabetes is a constant balancing act that affects every aspect of life. The financial strain, the looming risks to eyes, kidneys, and heart, and the daily management can be overwhelming. Yet, Chris remains steadfast and deeply invested in finding better ways to support those like him.

To learn more about Chris and his story, please visit the link below. To help achieve Mary’s dream of a world without vision loss and blindness from diabetes, please visit the link below.