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Diabetes Legends: Winsome Johnston – who proved her doctors wrong through good management

Winsome Johnston has made a habit of defying expectations. She was born in 1918. Back then, people with diabetes were lucky to live for a few years, let alone a full and healthy life. Winsome knew this first-hand: her sister had died from type 1 diabetes at the age of 16. So she wasn’t surprised when, upon her own diagnosis at the age of six, doctors told her she wouldn’t live very long.

Winsome is 86 now. Not many have lived longer with diabetes.

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