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Niskayuna man recognized for living 75 years with diabetes

Bill Pittman of Niskayuna has lived with diabetes for 75 years. Here, he holds a medal he received from the Joslin Diabetes Center in 2013 in recognition of his long life with diabetes.
Bill Pittman of Niskayuna has lived with diabetes for 75 years. Here, he holds a medal he received from the Joslin Diabetes Center in 2013 in recognition of his long life with diabetes.
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Bill Pittman was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1938. Just 17 years earlier, the disease was considered a death sentence. Not long ago, the 78-year-old Niskayuna resident received a medal from the Joslin Diabetes Center recognizing the 75 years he’s lived with diabetes. Insulin still was a fairly new diabetes treatment back when Pittman was diagnosed — it was used successfully on a patient for the first time in 1922. Prior to that, the ...


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