Category Archives: D-TALES

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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A Note From Kim: Why I Ride

Hi, As the summer begins to wind down, I’d like use this note to share how my training is going.  The idea was prompted by a friend of mine who showed me her training log a few weeks ago.  Excel … Continue reading

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Through the Lens: Photographing the Untold Stories of Type 1 Diabetes

The phrase, “never, never, never give up” has served as a guiding force and a source of inspiration for Greg Weintraub, a 20 year old junior at Lang School for Liberal Arts, a division of the New School, who has … Continue reading

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7 Continents 7 Adventures, with Diabetes

Chris Southwell, a professional snowboarder, is not only able to navigate snowy mountainsides, but also maneuvers around his condition, type 1 diabetes. Diagnosed in his early 20s, Southwell was working in France when he started experiencing unquenchable thirst, drinking liters … Continue reading

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Team Born to Run’s 2012 4 Deserts Grand Slam

With a positive attitude and motivation, type 1 diabetes doesn’t have to define you; Roger Hanney sure doesn’t let it. Roger was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes five years ago. “When I was diagnosed at age 33 I thought somebody … Continue reading

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Living a LEVEL Life With Ethan Lewis

From now until September, Joslin Diabetes Center is benefiting from 1 percent of the sales of LEVEL Life, a glucose gel produced by Level Foods. Founder Ethan Lewis speaks about his personal experience with diabetes that urged him to create … Continue reading

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