Richard Vaughn is a Joslin Medalist who is active within the diabetes community. He shares his experiences managing the disease with the masses and inspires young families that they can also enjoy a good quality of life.
By: John Parkinson, Clinical Content Coordinator, DiabetesCare.net
The young boy is languishing as his parents take him from doctor to doctor. He is losing weight, has no appetite, and his parents know something is wrong. They keep going to different doctors to try and find an answer. Finally after going to their fourth doctor, they come up with a diagnosis: type 1 diabetes.
This little boy was Richard Vaughn in rural Virginia in 1945.
After spending some time in the hospital where he began a regimen of animal insulin, he began to eat, gai...