He likes to doodle...
Ever since he was a young person, Mike wasted a lot of paper and ink on little drawings of people and animals. Most of them were thrown away.
Mike lives with type 1 diabetes. He uses daily injections via an insulin pen (Humalog and Lantus) to regulate his glucose levels.
In 2012 Mike was hired at the Diabetes Hands Foundation where he worked for five years as the Senior Director of Programs and Marketing. Many of Mike's diabetes doodles were used there to promote programs like The Big Blue Test, and the online communities TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes.
Mike now works for a theater production company in San Francisco. He continues to use his voice as a person with diabetes in the #insulin4all movement - a web-based, grassroots effort to help make insulin more affordable and accessible for everyone.