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Annette Hess

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10 by Dr. Johnnie W. Stevens. Dr. Stevens passed away on December 25, 2023. He was a significant mentor in my life and taught me to always reach for the stars. As a diabetes researcher, family nurse practitioner, and nursing faculty, I am involved in diabetes management daily in two diabetes clinics and work diligently toward improving the outcomes locally and nationally. I am truly thankful for Lilly for my quality of life!

My mother, Phyllis Jean Whorton, applied for my 25 year Lilly Diabetes Journey Award many years ago. I miss her so very much. She told me three years ago to not forget to get my 50 year journey award. She passed away in March of 2020.

Thriving with T1D
since 1973
Annette Hess 2017

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