Renae Jacob was diagnosed with type-one diabetes and was told that her kidneys would fail someday and she would need a kidney transplant. Luckily, she was able to receive a kidney from her girlfriend. Diabetes impacts the pancreas and Ranae learned she was a candidate for a clinical trial of islet cell transplant which, if proved successful, would end the need to take insulin and would help her pancreas to start working again. Hear her remarkable story of courage and hope.
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Hosted By Lori Hartwell
Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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