Beta Cell #001: Doris Gilbert

Doris Gilbert first learned about type 1 diabetes when her daughter Laurie was diagnosed in 1974. Years later, after looking at the blood work from her own physical, Doris realized she had diabetes too. Not letting that stop her, Doris signed up for nursing school at age 60, climbed Mount Whitney at 68, went dog mushing in Alaska at 70, and continues to lead an active and healthy life with T1D today.