Michael Alter, co-founder of SurePayroll, talks about how early in his career he was unwilling to share his diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes, and then because he felt like it was for himself, unwilling to help raise funding for Type 1 Diabetes research. He changed course and has now been on the board of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for the past twelve years. JDRF is the leader in research leading to a cure for type 1 diabetes in the world. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.
Michael also shares advice for those with Type 1 Diabetes who want to be entrepreneurs, and encourages young people not to use their diagnosis as an excuse to not pursue their dreams.