The Wild & Crazy Life of a Type 1 Diabetic by John Robert Wiltgen “Imagine becoming legally blind while working at being an architectural designer. You have a mortgage on a building you’re renovating, rent is due monthly for your office, and employees must be paid. What would you do? Or picture yourself with kidney disease which ultimately requires a…
Diabetes and Skin Cancer
JRW discusses the potential of skin cancer for transplant patients.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause complications.
Receiving an amputation requires a great prosthetist.
This is JRW when he was 18 years old.
How My Amputation Began…
This is when it all began. Problems with my feet having cellulitis and osteomyelitis.
My vision for a world without T1D will be featured on JDRF Illinois’ social media channels on November. Every dollar raised will go to our shared mission to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. I hope you’ll support my #OneDay campaign today and fund life-changing breakthroughs by making…
Locked up in my home for a good part of every day, like everyone else, I am grateful to live on the Chicago Lakefront. You never know who you might bump into.
I Survived COVID 19
With diabetes, heart disease and a kidney transplant I was considered a high-risk Coronavirus patient but I survived.
Diabetes affects everyone; those of us diagnosed with the debilitating disease as well as our friends and family.