Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Newman

A Generational Force In 1983 when Debbie Newman and her husband Dr. Stephen Newman first received then five year old daughter Emile’s type one diabetes (T1D) diagnosis, they were frightened but also familiar with the lifestyle. “T1D care has changed dramatically since I watched my father sterilize his glass syringes by boiling them in a […]

Volunteer spotlight: Kevin Wehrenberg

When Kevin Wehrenberg became concerned about the media’s portrayal of type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, he contacted the Los Angeles Chapter, wanting to discuss the issue. The chapter’s executive director was impressed and soon asked Kevin to join the local Board.

ProMedica to Open Mary Ellen Falzone Diabetes Center

When a seemingly healthy 14-year-old Mary Ellen “Meme” Falzone wasn’t feeling well, her family initially thought she had the flu. One of her two sisters had just recovered from the flu, so it seemed likely the active Toledo teen had it, too. But Meme had Type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent […]