One man survived the Vietnam War, the other continues a lifelong battle with a devilish disease.
Dr. Alberto Hayek left the Army to pursue his career as a pediatric endocrinologist. David Winkler became a lawyer and developer.
Their lives entwined because of their mutual passion for curing and preventing Type 1 diabetes. To further that quest, they teamed in 2012 to form the Diabetes Research Connection.
The Del Mar-based nonprofit funds grants helping young T1D researchers explore their hypotheses so they can qualify for greater support in proving their theories.
“What we’re trying to do is fund innovative, out-of-the-box ideas that are credible, which could...