Friday, May 04, 2007

Betty Adamski Schunke: Inspiration For All Diabetics

From Diabetes Health:

After All These Years: Betty Adamski Schunke Recalls Diabetes Icons

In her early twenties, Betty worked as a nurse at Camp Joslin for boys. There she met Dr. Best, famed co-discoverer of insulin. A friend of Dr. Joslin, he’d come to the camp to help celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. “The thing that impressed me most about him,” says Betty, “was that he was just a very down-to-earth person, and he was so excited to see the boys living in a relatively healthy way. He commented over and over again how special that was to him, to see all these boys having fun. And I kept thinking, but it’s thanks to you and your work with Dr. Banting that these boys are here. How do I say thank you to a man who basically gave me life?”

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