Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes Patient Stories

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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. 

Turner Syndrome: Violet's Story

Violet holding her doll

Violet was diagnosed with Turner syndrome in utero and was given a 1 percent chance of surviving to term. Now 3, she is an active and happy toddler.

Type 1 Diabetes: Brayden and Lexi

Brayden and Lexi with their family

Siblings Brayden and Lexi have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They both live active lives with help from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

Type 1 Diabetes: Dillon’s Story

Dillon smiling

With treatment and diligent attention to his health, Dillon is able to manage his type 1 diabetes while playing baseball at the highest level.