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November 19, 2021

Pancreas transplant to cure diabetes

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

It was in 2017 when 48-year-old Lynn Guzik suffered a massive heart attack out of the blue. An insulin-dependent diabetic for more than 20 years, Lynn struggled to control her diabetes, but she hadn’t had any heart issues before. The damage to her heart was significant, however, and in 2017, Lynn underwent a heart transplant […]

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Tambi Jarmi, insulin, MayoClinicFL, pancreas transplant, Transplant


February 5, 2020

Aggressive Approach to Pancreatic Cancer Yields Outstanding Outcome

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Rita Krueger found out she had pancreatic cancer, the outlook seemed bleak. Then she met a Mayo Clinic physician who was willing to go beyond the standard treatment to achieve remarkable results.

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Tags: Biopsy, chemotherapy, CT scan, diabetes, Dr. Mark Truty, Endoscopy, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MRI, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatitis, PET scan


August 19, 2019

After Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, Allma Says Goodbye to Diabetes

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

For decades, Allma Johnson managed her diabetes with insulin and diet. But at 43, her heart and kidneys were failing as a result of the disease, and she needed a kidney and pancreas transplant. Today, thanks to the transplant she received at Mayo Clinic, Allma’s diabetes and its devastating complications are gone.

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Andrew Singer, Dr. Brian Hardaway, Dr. Hasan Khamash, Dr. Winston Hewitt, kidney transplant, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, pancreas transplant


October 19, 2017

Lifestyle Changes Yield Positive Results for Wisconsin Woman With Diabetes

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

When Debbie Hundley learned she had diabetes and realized what it was doing to her body, she was determined to make the adjustments needed to get the disease under control and keep it that way.

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Tags: diabetes, Louise Wanner, Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire


July 3, 2017

Saving Dave Boyett’s Foot With the Help of a Pressure Chamber

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

After a series of accidents led to increasingly serious foot wounds and infections, Dave Boyett was told he might have to have his right foot amputed. Staff at Mayo Clinic’s Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program in Rochester, however, helped change that.

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Tags: diabetes, Dr. Daniel Ryssman, Dr. Paul Claus, Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy, Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing, Vascular Ulcer and Wound Healing Clinic


September 17, 2016

Artist Back at the Drawing Board After A Stroke

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic (@SharingMayoClinic)

Shirley and Bob Gessner have weathered some tough times during their 56 years of marriage. But nothing could have prepared Shirley for the night of April 10, 2015, when she awoke at 3:30 a.m. to a thud — the sound of her husband falling out of bed. “I asked him what was the matter, but […]

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Tags: Atrial Fibrillation, Comprehensive Stroke Center, diabetes, Dr. David A. Miller, Florida Campus, stroke, Thrombectomy, tPA


May 8, 2014

A Healthy Assist for a Special Delivery

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore (@HoytFinnamore)

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


September 11, 2013

Woman Gives Kidney to Ailing Sister, Walks a 5K Two Weeks Later

By Mystery User

When Tammi Cummings learned that her sister, Terri McMillan, needed a kidney transplant after a 40-year history of diabetes finally took its toll on her health, she never hesitated for a second about the idea of providing one of her own kidneys. Cummings, 52, of West Melbourne, Fla., not only gave her sister a renewed […]

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Tags: 1139, 3786, 5324, 5334, diabetes, kidney transplant, Living Donor, Mayo Clinic in Florida, MayoClinicFL, Transplant


July 23, 2013

Five Years on the Transplant List and the Perfect Match

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin (@mayoclinic)

Chuck Jorud had lived with type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years when his kidneys declared, “enough.” He started dialysis and was evaluated for a kidney transplant. “I had young kids at the time and decided that if I was going to have a transplant, I wanted the best,” says Chuck. That led him […]

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Tags: 1139, 3786, 3792, 5291, 5324, 5335, Chuck Jorud, diabetes, dialysis, Dr. Thomas Schwab, kidney transplant, nephrology


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