Jessica Slate vonGoeler


How long have you been living with diabetes?

47.5 years

How were you diagnosed?

Emergency room visit with severe flu-like symptoms caused by DKA.

Did your diagnosis come as a surprise to you?


What are the most important things that have supported your diabetes care?

Friends and family.

What has living with diabetes taught you the most?

How to be a great advocate.

What has been your lowest point with diabetes?

Being refused college admission because I have diabetes. I wound up going and to the college that denied me.

Have you ever experienced issues accessing diabetes medicines, supplies and care?


What would you like to see change in diabetes over the next 100 years?

Prevention of new cases and a cure for existing cases.

What do you think needs to change to improve the lives of people living with diabetes in your country?

Access to diabetes education, care, and medical supplies.

What does the centenary of insulin mean to you?

100 years of life and hope.

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