As a child Sandy was motivated to be active and play sports but as a Type 1 diabetic it wasn't always easy to do so. So you can imagine her excitement when she signed up for her first triathlon after receiving an islet cell transplant! Continue reading Sandy's story on our blog! #functionalcure #diabetes
In honor of May being the month of Mother’s Day and the fact that I had my transplant on a Mother’s Day, I’d like to talk about my mom. She was diagnosed with type 1 in 1950, when she was 13 years old. They figured out she had diabetes when she went into a coma after having had flu like symptoms. [ 347 more words. ]
Based in Chicago at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Services, the Chicago Diabetes Project is a collection of scientists, researchers, physicians and surgeons spanning the globe who have a two-fold mission to cure diabetes.