Mark is celebrating 8 years insulin dependence
after only one islet transplantation.
"...Thanks for all you and the staff have done for me. 1 year ago today, I received my transplant. I don't think I can ever express what it means to me..."
In order to participate in islet transplantation, Mark needed to lose weight. Therefore, he limited drinking his favorite beer, which he was brewing at home for years and gave up his sedentary lifestyle. He started walking his dog first and gradually transitioned to short runs. He received his only islet transplant 5 years ago.
Afterwards, he started running regularly increasing the distance.
Eventually, he ran a half marathon and lost 15 pounds.
His islet function has been stable without need for any insulin support so far for 5 and half years!
Since his islet transplant, he has completed 12 half marathons!
2021 Oct 25th, celebrating with Mark and his wife
his 8th anniversary of insulin independence after only 1 islet transplantation