Category Archives: D-TALES

An Actress Uses the Stage to Raise Money for Diabetes

Elle Shaheen was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at just eight years old.  Similar to others with diabetes, Shaheen’s diagnosis came unexpectedly and with added difficulty because of her young age.  However, as a determined spirit Shaheen refused to let … Continue reading

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13-Year-Old Creates VitalPak, a Medical Backpack

In March 2010, Kyle Houlihan of Franklin, Wis., became sick with what doctors originally thought was strep throat or a virus. He then began showing signs of type 1 diabetes, including frequent urination, fatigue and constant thirst. Doctors found that … Continue reading

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Field of Dreams Wiffleball Tournament Raises Funds and Hope

In August of 2008, Superintendent Paul Fitzgerald (Chief of the Bureau of Intelligence and Analysis for the Boston Police department) and his wife Leigh Anne faced the news that their daughter, Caroline, then 8-years old, had type 1 diabetes. She … Continue reading

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From Blogging to Books: Kerri Sparling Finds Balance in her Journey with Diabetes

When Kerri Sparling, the voice behind the popular diabetes blog Six Until Me and author of the recently published book Balancing Diabetes: Conversations about finding happiness and living well, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1986, the easiest way … Continue reading

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Good Luck to Team Joslin in the Boston Marathon Today!

We’ll be on the route, cheering on Team Joslin today! Joslin Diabetes Center is proud to have 15 people representing Team Joslin in the 2014 Boston Marathon. We wish our runners great success this Marathon Monday. Click here to learn … Continue reading

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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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