Bastian is a professional sailor, author, entrepreneur – and type 1 diabetic. He is founder of the #dedoc° Diabetes Online Community, CEO of dedoc labs and member of the board of DiabetesDE – German Diabetes Aid. #dedoc° translates the idea of traditional peer-to-peer support in chronic diseases such as diabetes to the online world, using social media and blogs to create strong, authentic and self-sustaining patient communities. As public speaker and diabetes advocate, Bastian promotes taking the patient voice serious. He also works as a consultant on patient centred communication, blogger relations and mhealth solutions. At diabetesDE, Bastian focuses on awareness campaigns and patient engagement.