Manny Hernandez

Manny Hernandez is a recognized nonprofit leader, a social media author, and a passionate diabetes advocate and key opinion leader who has lived with LADA (Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults) since 2002.

In 2008, Manny co-founded the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to understand, connect and energize the millions of people living with diabetes, through programs such as and the Big Blue Test.

He has published books on social media and health 2.0 and has delivered inspiring keynotes at conferences hosted by Joslin Diabetes Center, JDRF, The Endocrine Society, and Novartis. He has also spoken at AADE, BlogWorld Expo, Health 2.0, ePatient Connections, Nonprofit Technology Conference, Yale Healthcare (in the US); World Diabetes Congress (in Dubai); and SIMO Network and Salud 2.0 Euskadi (in Spain).

He has been interviewed by the New York Times, NPR, Fox News Health, Bloomberg News, Diabetes Forecast, Univision, El Pais (Spain) and El Universal (Venezuela) on these topics.

As a consultant, Manny helps companies (Fortune 500 as well as startups) think through their social strategy to effectively navigate the paradigm of a patient- and customer-centric world.