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Diabetes Patient Stories


Read Stephanie's Story
"When you have a long-term disease you really need education and support to keep on track"

Visits to the doctor revealed Stephanie Stadtherr had a tumor and a cyst in her kidney. In January of 2012 she had surgery to remove the growths and part of her right kidney. Then, her vision started to blur as a result of diabetic retinopathy. Read Stephanie's Story.  

Read Donald's Story

Managing Diabetes Easier Thanks to New Technologies

Donald DeJohn, 58, has had difficulty managing his glucose levels. He was beginning to have diabetes complications, including neuropathy – numbness in his hands and feet. Read Donald's Story.



Taking action to get diabetes under control

Read Judy's Story


Judy's A1C scores had been going up, even though she was taking insulin. The Edward Diabetes Center helped Judy get her diabetes under control and reduce heart and stroke problems. Read Judy's Story.





Celia Morelos, BSN, Registered Nurse, Certified Diabetes Educator
Celia Morales Recieves Edward Hospital WOW Employee Recognition Award

Patient WOW Award Nomination:

We met with Celia to help my father with his diabetes. At 89, he was placed on insulin with virtually no helpful instruction. Celia has been patient, kind and knowledgeable. She graciously gave us her cell phone to call with any questions he/we may have. She continues to go above and beyond in helping us understand the complicated process of balancing life and long-acting and rapid-acting insulin. She was a very valued member of his process! You are lucky to have her on staff! And we feel blessed to have her help us!

Submitted March 2013


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