Bernard Farrell has had Type 1 diabetes since September 1972, slightly longer than he's worked in software design and development. His experience in user interface design and implementation is invaluable when reporting on developments in diabetes devices and technology.
Bernard used Google custom search engine technology to create the definitive tool for getting answers to diabetes-related questions, the diabetes search engine. Currently it indexes over 1,500 separate sites and blogs that he has looked at personally.
Bernard donates advertising revenue from this search engine to support Dr. Faustman's research into a cure for type 1 diabetes.
User Interface Design and Software Architecture
Bernard's 'real' job is designing and developing software for EMC2 Corporation, where he works as a Consulting Software Engineer. Over the years, he has designed and implemented software user interfaces for a variety of problems including: architectural design; font design; network configuration; and air traffic control.
Bernard lives in Northern Massachusetts with his beautiful wife and amazing younger children. When he's not baking or cooking, he sometimes raises chickens, or advises diabetes device companies on design issues. He helps to maintain the Diabetes365 photography group on Flickr. He's a fervent diabetes advocate and has testified to members of the Massachusetts House and the FDA on diabetes issues.