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Joslin 50 Year Medalist Program

Become a Joslin Medalist

Have you or a loved one lived with insulin-dependent diabetes for 25, 50, or 75 years or more? If so, Joslin would like to recognize this achievement. This program is open to everyone. You do not have to be a Joslin patient to participate. There are no physical restrictions for these awards, however some form of documention is required. Records of the date of diagnosis with diabetes and the date of beginning insulin treatment are most helpful. Click here for a printable application packet. (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to print this packet. If you do not have Acrobat Reader on your computer, click here to download it free from Adobe.)

Medalist Stories


Do you want to share your story? Please e-mail a photo of yourself with your medal, and up to 300 words describing your life with diabetes to Please include “My medalist story” in the subject line. Some stories may be selected for future publication on our Web site. Please include your full name and address so that we may send you a photograph release form.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Medalist Program Coordinator
One Joslin Place, Room 378
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 713-3481

Although it was an unsettling diagnosis to receive in April 1931, three quarters of a century living with diabetes hasn’t stopped Spencer Wallace. In fact, it hasn’t even slowed him down. Click here to read Spencer's story.

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Page last updated: December 17, 2014