"I don’t have diabetes anymore!”

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"I don’t have diabetes anymore!”

Harriet Duhart, Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Recipient, 2010

Harriet Duhart Kidney & Pancreas Transplant Recipient, 2010

Harriet was diagnosed with diabetes in 1991 when she slipped into a diabetic coma. “Until then, I had no idea I was sick.” At the time, doctors told her she would have to take insulin for the rest of her life. In 2004, her kidneys began failing and she started dialysis. After six years of dialysis treatments and nearly 20 years of daily insulin injections, Harriet received a kidney and pancreas transplant. “I feel so much better!  I don’t have diabetes anymore!” With no more dialysis treatments, and no more insulin, Harriet is feeling great. She’s going back to school to start a career in medicine.