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Dear Type-1 Diabetes: It’s been 4 years, and I’ve now almost forgotten you

Dear Type-1 Diabetes,

I know you probably won’t care, but I thought I’d tell you a little about what things have been like since I’ve learned to live without you.  It’s been a long 4 years since the start of our breakup, and almost 40 since you first came into my life.  I’m now starting to remember what things were like before I met you.

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Pancreatic Islet Transplant Blog - Roger Sparks

City of Hope Fundraising Letter

City of Hope Fundraising Letter featuring the success they have had with the Pancreatic Islet Transplant Clinical trial and my particular results:

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City of Hope - Duarte, CA

Video – Briskin Center for Clinical Research

I was very happy to be a small part of this video for the Judy & Bernard Briskin Center for Clinical Research at City of Hope.

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City of Hope - Duarte, CA - Roger Sparks

News and Breakthroughs – My City of Hope Transplant

Feeling very privileged to find my story on City of Hope’s website about Type-1 Diabetes under News and Breakthroughs as they work to find a cure.

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City of Hope - Duarte, CA - Roger Sparks

Type-1 Diabetes – City of Hope – My Personal 3-Year Miracle

This is a presentation I recently made at a City of Hope event summarizing my 3 years in a Clinical Trial for Type-1 Diabetes.  It’s my personal 3-year miracle.

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9 Months After Transplant - Roger Sparks

9 Months Post Transplant – No Insulin – No Complications – Lots of Gratitude

9 months post transplant, I’m still living totally without insulin or complications.  This is a quick update on my status, as I am filled with gratitude and thanks to so many.

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Six Months After My Islet Transplant – Each Day Is a Gift

Six months after my pancreatic islet transplant, I’m living totally without insulin. After 35 years with Type-1 Diabetes, each day is a breathtaking gift.

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The Bonnie Sher Show - Roger Sparks

The Bonnie Sher Show – December 2016

The Bonnie Sher Show, Boomer Life is a live 50‐minute Internet radio and podcast program dedicated to a generation of Americans who continue to be a major force ifor social change and poster children for independence and self‐expression.

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Insulin - Drug Cost - Roger Sparks

Insulin & Prescription Drug Costs

Insulin – required by diabetics to live – is a prime example of out of control prescription drug costs and a mercenary delivery system.

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A little help from my friends - Roger Sparks - Diabetes

A Little Help From My Friends

A few thoughts about the importance of friends during my years with diabetes and my recent islet transplant and recovery.

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