Q&A with Dr. Eyiuche Okeke

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Eyiuche Okeke, M.D., became interested in diabetes care while watching her many relatives, including her grandmother, struggle with the disease. She is now an endocrinologist at Joslin with a focus on multicultural populations affected by diabetes.

How did you become interested in diabetology?

My family has a strong history of diabetes. My grandmother had diabetes and I watched as many others of my relatives also contracted the disease. I saw the toll it took on them and the effort it took them to control the disease. Working with patients has given me an even greater appreciation of the struggle my relatives had and how far we have come in being able to improve quality of life for people with diabetes.

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