Congenital HI Patient Stories
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Three Generations Under CHOP’s Care for HI
Grandfather, mom and granddaughter have all been treated at CHOP for congenital hyperinsulinism (HI). This family’s history shows the evolution of HI care.
Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Eliza’s Story
Eliza’s family brought her to CHOP for its expertise in hyperinsulinism. She became the 600th patient to have pancreas surgery and went home cured.
Diffuse Hyperinsulinism: Omar’s Story
After three months of searching for answers, Omar’s family found a diagnosis — and hope, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Isaac’s and Levi’s Story
When a rare disorder was diagnosed in two of their children, the Linares family found hope and expertise at CHOP.
Congenital Hyperinsulinism: Dominique’s story
Endocrinologists in New York didn’t have the knowledge of hyperinsulinism to help Dominique, 30, so she came to CHOP for treatment that controlled her HI.
Hyperinsulinism and Kabuki Syndrome: Amelia’s Story
A diagnosis of Kabuki syndrome connected all of Amelia’s symptoms, and CHOP has experts to care for each and every condition.
HI Can’t Stop Abigail’s Big Dreams
Inspired by the care she received at CHOP for her HI, Abigail Ridler wants to go into medicine to help others with rare diseases.
Hyperinsulinism and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome During the Pandemic: Dominic’s Story
With a dual diagnosis of two genetic conditions, Dominic’s family came from California to CHOP during the pandemic to ensure he got the specialized care he needed.
Congenital Hyperinsulinism and Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome: Alina’s Story
The partnership between her doctors at The Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center at CHOP and her local medical team in California is keeping Alina healthy and allowing her to be a typical toddler. However, her beginning was anything but typical.
Hyperinsulinism and Post-pancreatectomy Diabetes: Jenny’s Story
A CHOP research study seeks to even out the ups and downs of post-pancreatectomy diabetes. Jenny, who has hyperinsulinism, can’t wait for the results.