My Diabetes Midlife Crisis

It was a beautiful spring evening. I was driving home alone and had stopped at a stoplight across from a burger place our family used to visit long ago. Suddenly, through the open car window I caught the delicious scent of burgers and fries, and I was transformed to back when our boys were young. I remembered them laughing, eating, and telling us silly stories

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Diabetes: Just The Tip of The Iceburg

By Tanya Caylor In the 30 years or so since his diagnosis, the 72-year-old from Peabody, Mass., has also had to contend with heart bypass surgery, prostate cancer and kidney failure, undergoing 3½ years of dialysis before getting a kidney transplant in November 2013. Navigating his health problems hasn’t been easy. But Leavitt, who says he gets tired of hearing friends whine about their health,

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Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps

By: BRENDA NEUGENT The progress on the diabetes front, or lack of it, is a source of serious frustration for David Thomas. Especially given the role he played in the design and implementation of new technology. Thomas was diagnosed with viral-onset type 1 diabetes when he was three years old, and by the time he was 11, was testing the first generation of insulin pumps.

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