Carol’s Story

Carol HatcherCarol Hatcher clearly remembers the day she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 12. Nearly 30 years later, Carol— who once feared needles—still recalls the dread of being told she’d need three shots of insulin daily.

Now, Carol is a successful writer, wife, and mother of three … and she’s not afraid of needles anymore. Moreover, she’s thrilled with new treatments that make diabetes management easier.

However, Carol still hopes to see more change — the fundamental, transformational initiatives that will stamp out diabetes for good.

You can help Carol—and the millions of Americans like her—by making a gift to the American Diabetes Association. For more information about how to make a charitable contribution or to learn more about the research program or the projects featured in this booklet, please contact Elaine Curran, Vice President, Development:

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  • Last Reviewed: January 25, 2017
  • Last Edited: January 26, 2017

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