Category Archives: D-TALES

Running Across the U.S., Spreading Diabetes Awareness

This guest post is written by Doug Masiuk, who has type 1 diabetes. Doug ran across the United States and speaking about diabetes along the way. On May 20th my feet were in the Pacific Ocean.  This was me taking … Continue reading

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Dodgeball for a Cause

Anna Tiedeman Irwin and Elizabeth Kramer know what it’s like to be a protective older sister. Both women grew up with brothers who have type 1 diabetes; Tiedeman with her brother Andy and Kramer with David. This sibling bond inspired … Continue reading

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Two Lives Saved: Guest Post by Dallas D.

Earlier this year, we received the following story by email from a family in the Southern United States: “My 13 year old son was given an assignment in English class to write a personal narrative. Perhaps by sharing this, others … Continue reading

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Joslin Patient Lobbies her School to Host a Fundraiser Supporting Joslin Diabetes Center

As part of National Diabetes Month Lilly B., a 11-year old Joslin patient, hosted a fundraiser at The Rivers School, where she is a sixth grade student, to sell blue bracelets to raise funds and awareness for diabetes. With matching … Continue reading

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James P. McGough Awarded 75-Year Medal

In a ceremony on October 15, Joslin Diabetes Center awarded James P. McGough, of Arlington, Massachusetts, a 75-year medal, representing 75 years with type 1 diabetes and without any serious complications. Mr. McGough is one of 69 people to receive … Continue reading

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An Ironman Doesn’t Let Diabetes Define Him

Finding out he had diabetes on Christmas eve was certainly not the gift he was hoping to receive, but Stefano Ratto has never let his diagnosis define his will to succeed.   At 9 years old, this Lima, Peru native had … Continue reading

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Wilderness Travels with Type 1 Diabetes

Last year, we wrote about Kenya Whitehead, a 16-year old with type 1 diabetes who was raising money to go on a six month trek through the northern New England wilderness. Kenya, now 18, is home from the trip of a … Continue reading

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Bill Pittman Earns 75-Year Medal

Last month Bill H. Pittman, a retired intellectual property attorney, received his 75-year medal from Joslin Diabetes Center, marking 75 years with type 1 diabetes and without any serious complications. Since his diagnosis at the age of three in Lexington, … Continue reading

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Marine Corps Marathon Runner Won’t Give Up

Finding out that he had diabetes was not the diagnosis Greg Dow was expecting to hear, but at the time, it was a relief to know what he had been suffering from for weeks. “In some ways it was a … Continue reading

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Meet Joslin Marie, Named After Mom’s Great Care

On June 27, Elizabeth M, a long-time Joslin Diabetes Center patient gave birth to a baby girl.  She named her Joslin Marie, in honor of the care she received here at Joslin. Though she endured a difficult struggle with diabetes … Continue reading

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