David Bernstein was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at 68 years old—after being misdiagnosed with type 2 at 65. Born and raised in San Francisco, David attended UC Berkeley in the 60s. He received a Ph.D. in French language and literature. He was a professor in the Oregon state system before turning to high school teaching, which became his true passion.
David left teaching to start an educational video business with his 12-year-old son, Daryl. They ran the business together for 10 years—distributing and creating videos for teachers in every subject area from kindergarten through high school.
After selling the business and retiring, David became a bluegrass banjo player. He formed a band and played music pro bono at senior homes around Phoenix, AZ. He also delved into woodworking and glasswork.
Today he spends his time on music, art and movies. He has been married for 52 years. He has two children and three grandchildren. Type 1 diabetes has been a part of his life for over 10 years.
He does his best to enjoy every day and never let the disease control his life. For David, the glass is always half full!