A Carmel Valley man is responsible for several tools and supplements for diabetes care.
John F. Burd, Ph.D., who has lived in Carmel Valley since 1987, most recently launched his fifth company, Lysulin, a natural supplement formulated to help lower glucose toxicity. Because Lysulin is a dietary supplement, it is not subject to FDA approval, according to a company spokesperson.
Burd also founded DexCom, which creates continuous glucose monitors for people with diabetes, eliminating the need for fingerstick blood samples.
Other work on his resume includes developing products for Miles Laboratories; chief operating officer of MAST Immunosystems; vice president of Research...