RSVP Today --------->Get Your Ticket

The Doctor Will See You Now.

Join Christel Marchand Aprigliano & Karen Graffeo as they pose your questions to Dr. John Anderson, Immediate Past President, Medicine & Science of the American Diabetes Association.

Join us for unprecedented access to one of the leading minds in the diabetes world as he takes your questions live. While he won’t be able to answer every question, he’s going to do his best. To help with that goal, we’re giving you the chance to ask your question now, so that we can group similar questions.

Use the form below to add your question to the list.

Dr. John Anderson

John AndersonJohn E. Anderson is Immediate Past President, Medicine & Science of the American Diabetes Association. He is also a board certified Internist and just completed a term as President of The Frist Clinic, a 31-member internal medicine multi-specialty group in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Anderson has also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine of Centennial Medical Center, a 650-bed tertiary care referral hospital in Nashville. He has been a member of the Board of Trustees and just completed his third year as Chair of the Board of this facility. He has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of internal medicine with a focus on the care of people with diabetes.

Dr. Anderson has been an American Diabetes Association volunteer for more than 20 years including having served a previous term on the Board of Directors, as Chair of the Advocacy Committee, and as a member of the Strategic Marketing work group. He was also Co-Chair of the Association’s Health Reform Task Force, served on the Professional Practice Committee, and on the Legal Advocacy and Legislative Subcommittees of the Advocacy Committee.

Dr. Anderson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and completed his doctorate in medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville.

Websites: &

Christel Marchand Aprigliano

John AndersonChristel Marchand Aprigliano (@theperfectdblog) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1983.

Former host of diabeticfeed, the first podcast produced about diabetes and diabetes research, former dLife columnist, former non-profit executive, Christel has long had a passion for finding and sharing information and stories about life with diabetes.

Bursting back onto the scene in 2013 with her blog, theperfectd™, Christel has taken diabetes advocacy through blogging by storm. Sharing powerful narratives and calls to action that can’t be ignored, Christel works tirelessly to make her world a better place through helping anyone and everyone she can.


Karen Graffeo

Karen GraffeoKaren Graffeo (@KarenBittrSweet) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1979, at the age of 11. For most of her life she didn’t know anyone else with diabetes, and often used to hide diabetes from others because she didn’t like feeling “different”. That all changed in 2008 when Karen started her diabetes blog, Bitter-Sweet, and became immersed in the diabetes online community.

In 2010 Karen started the first annual “Diabetes Blog Week.” That week has since become a highlight of the year for many and is a big part of bringing the diabetes online community together. With more than 210 bloggers participating in 2013, the power of diabetes blog week is unquestionable.

Karen also advocates offline and is involved with two JDRF chapters in her home state of Connecticut. Her tag-line at Bitter-Sweet best sums up what she’s come to realize over the years . . . . life with diabetes isn’t all bad.


Panelists did not receive compensation from the conference sponsor. Participation by panelists does not represent an endorsement of the conference sponsor or its products.