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Joslin Medalists

Joslin Medalists: How Far We’ve Come, and How Far We Can Go

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community By June 14, 2011 Tags: , , , No Comments

During the Joslin medalist meeting last week, I didn’t say anything.  I wasn’t presenting or doing any kind of networking.  I was invited as “media” (totally in quotes) but I attended as a grown-up child with diabetes, hoping to continue on that path of growing up.   I sat next to a woman named Eleanor (my beloved grandmother’s name) and she…

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Joslin Medalists

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Diabetes Videos By June 6, 2011 Tags: , , 1 Comment

To be a Joslin Medalist, you need to mark 25, 50, or 75 years with diabetes.  (Well, technically, you get a certificate at the 25 year mark, but it’s definitely a milestone to celebrate.)  And over the weekend, I had the opportunity to spend the day with Joslin’s medalists who have spent over 50 years with type 1 diabetes.  I was…

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