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Stories from patients, family, friends and Mayo Clinic staff

Diabetes & Endocrinology

October 30, 2014

Patient Attributes Health to Excellent Care, A Generous Donor, and a Terrible Spider Bite

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

You never know how an experience – even a negative experience – can shape the rest of your life. Decades ago, when Jane Applen-Anderson came to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus, in Rochester with her leg swollen to three times its usual size, she wasn’t thinking about what good could come out of it. She […]

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Tags: Brown Recluse, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, type 1 diabetes


May 8, 2014

A Healthy Assist for a Special Delivery

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

JoAnna Goebel refused to let diabetes stop her from welcoming a healthy baby into the world When soon-to-be moms find out they are pregnant, many are eager to share the happy news with loved ones. When JoAnna Goebel learned she was expecting, she got on the phone, too. One of her calls wasn’t to a […]

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Tags: diabetes, Diabetes Technology Clinic, Endocrinology, Patient Stories, pregnancy, technology, type 1 diabetes


February 5, 2014

Colorado Nurse Finds Answers to Medical Mystery

By Sara Jacobsen Sara Jacobsen

Written by Sara Jacobsen Everyone who visits the Mayo Clinic has a story. Though my story may be a lot like all of the other patients who have come and gone through the Mayo Clinic system, I want to share my gratitude for the organization, facility and clinic that Mayo is. The year 2013 proved […]

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Tags: Dr. Karen Mauck, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Patient Stories


October 29, 2013

My story — Diane Whittington

By Diane Whittington Diane Whittington

My story is short and sweet. About 28 years ago, in 1984-85, Dr. Ian Hay treated me for Graves Disease, over-active thyroid. I was 4 months pregnant when it was discovered, which didn’t seem to be a good thing. Dr. Hay, I am forever grateful to you for everything you did. You told me at […]

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Tags: Patient Stories


April 18, 2009

From the Facebook page…

By Lee Aase Lee Aase

Micah from Peoria says… …can’t say enough about my treatment at mayo. to go to doctor and after doctor and then go to an endocrinologist with a possible diagnosis and have him flounder around for another couple months and finally sent me to Mayo where on the 1st visit, Dr. Hodgson said, you have cushing’s […]

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Tags: Cushing's Syndrome, Endocrinology


February 15, 2009

Around Mayo Clinic

By CSMMayo CSMMayo

Magnets for migraines It’s like something you’d see on Star Trek — placing an electromagnetic device on your head to get rid of migraine headaches. And while not yet approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, doctors at Mayo Clinic are studying such a device and their research shows that it works for some […]

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Tags: Around Mayo Clinic


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