Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes Patient Stories

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Insulinoma: Leilani’s story

Leilani wearing a protective mask

When doctors in Florida struggled to diagnose Leilani’s rare illness, her parents pushed to bring her to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was cured.

Turner Syndrome: Carlin’s Story

Carlin with her birthday cake

Carlin, 12, has Turner syndrome. She has been receiving comprehensive care and a network for support and training at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Type 1 Diabetes: Dane’s Story

Dane was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 9. He took it on and dealt with it, never letting it get in the way of his determination to succeed.

Kallmann Syndrome: Jill’s Story

Jill smiling

When traditional tests were inconclusive, Jill turned to the Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center for a diagnosis of Kallmann syndrome.