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Revisiting the Invisible Disease

Friday, December 16, 2022 2:36 AM

Revisiting the story of Maria Kellner, a person diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes which she refers to as "the invisible disease." First diagnosed as a toddler, Maria shares with us her world of insulin injections, blood sugar checks, and the rollercoaster ride of what happens if she makes the wrong medical decision.

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Produced and hosted by Carolyn Starks and Jon Hillenbrand

Edited by Jon Hillenbrand