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“I’m a Survivor’: Incoming ADA President Has Type 1 Diabetes

“I feel fortunate to be alive. Despite aging and related stiffness, I feel wonderful.” These are the words of Robert H. Eckel, 71, who — when he takes over as co-president of the American Diabetes Association in January — will bring unique credentials to the position: he has lived nearly his entire life with type 1 diabetes, while spending a 46-year career focused on heart disease in type 2 diabetes….He’s currently professor of medicine in the Divisions of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, and Cardiology; professor of physiology and biophysics; and the Charles A. Boettcher II Chair in Atherosclerosis at the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.

Medscape, July 31, 2019

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