Profiles

Stories about interesting people, for whom managing a condition is just another layer in a rich and varied life.

The Painted Words Of An Autistic Art Star

The text-based paintings of artist Dan Miller allow him to express the depths of his heart far more vividly than words ever could.

Charting Her Own Flight Plan

A hearing disability grounded K. Renee Horton from becoming an astronaut. But it didn’t stop her from realizing her dream of working at NASA.

The Cat Hotelier

Taking care of up to 80 cats isn't easy, especially when you're managing type 2 diabetes.

Pic Picot, New Zealand's Blind Peanut Butter Poet

With the help of quality ingredients and his service dog Fido, the founder of Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter hasn't let macular degeneration get in the way of establishing a food empire.

Keeper Of His Own Animal Kingdom

John Hiltunen, who has diabetes and dyslexia, never made art at all until he was 54. Now his weird and wild collages are the toast of the art world.

Mastering Mountains With MS

Nick Allen hasn't let multiple sclerosis get in the way of his love of mountain climbing.

Parenting In Public With Love And Lots Of Insulin

The Dale family is using the power of YouTube to shine the light on type 1 diabetes.

The Illustrated World Of An Autistic Superhero-Artist

Ray Vickers' one-of-a-kind comics, which feature teddy bear ninjas and sword-wielding bunny superheroes, have become highly-prized by art collectors. But for Ray, they're a way of making sense of the world.

Microsoft's Cybernetic Diabetic On How Tech Can Help End Type 1

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 21, Scott Hanselman became an early pioneer in using technology to hack his health.