“Meet the Medalists” and Learn about Joslin’s Research Program

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In 1948, the Joslin Diabetes Center began awarding Victory Medals to people who had lived with insulin-dependent diabetes for 25 or more years. With improvement in treatment and self-management strategies, a 50-year benchmark was swiftly added. And today, more than 50 people have been recognized for living healthfully with type 1 diabetes for at least 75 years.

Joslin’s ongoing Medalist Study looks at what makes these Medalists so successful in their diabetes care. The JDRF recently featured the Medalist Study on their website in an article called “Triumphing Over Type 1 Diabetes: Meet the Medalists,” where they discussed the research and profiled some successful type 1 stories. Check it out here!

Interested in learning more about the Medalist program? Email Sara Turek at sara.turek@joslin.harvard.edu, or visit the Medalist program website.


One Response to “Meet the Medalists” and Learn about Joslin’s Research Program

  1. ismail asmal says:

    first time i logged on to your fabulous website.just discovered that i have type 2 diabetes. my uncle prof abdul cader asmal has been with your clinic for many years but seemingly we have lost contact.if you do see him tell him that despite losing both our parents we are still alive and kicking. i really don’t know what to do . this illness is really terrifying and the more i read about it the more afraid i become. ismail asmal. teacher of english in natal south africa

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