The UMass Memorial Health Care Diabetes Center of Excellence recognizes adult and pediatric patients for their accomplishments and progress in controlling their diabetes. They’re featured in a photo gallery in our Diabetes Center of Excellence Hall of Honor, along with the following inspirational messages. Congratulations!
Also see our Diabetes Center of Excellence Hall of Honor.
“Don’t let diabetes be the boss. Juvenile diabetes will be with you for the rest of your life, so make the best of it and control it so you don’t have to suffer in the long run. Everyone faces challenges while growing up. This is just one of mine, and I know I will be fine.”
Liz Bradley, Shrewsbury, MA
“A diagnosis of diabetes doesn’t have to slow you down. I haven’t let it keep me from doing the things that I love, and it certainly doesn’t have to keep you from doing what you love either. I know it’s a pain to check your blood sugar; I know what it’s like to have to take the extra second to count carbs. But soon these things become second nature. If you get into good habits at the beginning, you’ll set yourself up for a successful future and life. Diabetes doesn’t control you – you control diabetes.”
Dan Polnerow, Boylston, MA
“Live your life from within and go.”
Blanche Gregoire North Oxford, MA