Tag Archives: Type 1

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 … Continue reading Diabetes: Just The Tip of The Iceburg

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 … Continue reading Wearing Some of the First Insulin Pumps