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Defenseman Nick Boynton Manages his Diabetes On and Off the Ice

During his 13-year successful hockey career in the National Hockey League (NHL), skilled defenseman Nick Boynton spent six of those years playing for the Boston Bruins and boasts many career highlights. Boynton’s achievements include competing on the 2002 NHL All-Rookie … Continue reading

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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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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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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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