NHL Hockey Player’s Peak Performance aided by Medical Technology
Cory Conacher is living his dream of playing NHL hockey. At 5 foot 8 inches and born in December 1989, he was always the youngest and smallest on his team. At 8 years old, he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, which means his body doesn’t produce insulin.
New Research Provides Hope for Those with Parkinson’s
A trip to Prague with his wife Heather started the whole process. Doug was forever tripping on the cobblestone streets; and while at first it was chalked up to clumsiness, in the end Doug and Heather knew something wasn’t quite right.
My life changed forever on Christmas Day 1997, the day I was diagnosed with type one, insulin dependent diabetes
He is an internationally renowned inspirational speaker, author of Life is Sweet – Surviving Diabetes and a Whole Lot of Other Crazy Stuff, and is the host of the Sugar Free Shawn Show.
“I am proof of what research can do”
I am living proof that clinical trials change lives. I was diagnosed at the age of 8 with an ultra-rare disease, congenital panhypopituitarism, and in the 1960s, had the opportunity to participate in the first Canadian trial for human growth hormone.