Mike Natter is a visual artist, physician, and also a patient- he has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since age nine. His background in studio art has allowed him to approach medicine through a 'non-traditional' lens and his journey from art kid to post-bac pre-med to medical student, medicine resident and now endocrine fellow, has left him with a great deal of gratitude that he wants to pass down to those who are anxiously and diligently trying to forge their own path in this medical training journey. He uses art to help learn, teach, and cope with medical topics and training. Medical training is long, difficult, and at times emotionally weighty. For those reasons and more, Mike aims to humanize the process, provide empathetic, top-notch care to each of his patients, and use his creativity to teach, explain, and practice the art of medicine.