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American Diabetes Month

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It's American Diabetes Month, and one woman has battled the disease for nearly 65 years.

Jeanne Fisher was diagnosed with the disease when she was 12-years-old. Fisher said she's grateful for the two kids she was blessed with, but says the hardest part was burying her miscarriage.

Now she's 76-years-old, and doctors said her case is rare.

St. Vincent's Healthcare Director of the Diabetes Center, Justen Rudolph said that diabetes is "the number one cause of renal failure in this country, so there's a lot of complications with diabetes if you don't take care of it."

"Tell them how long you've been a type-one diabetic, and they just can't believe it. So I keep saying I think God has something more for me to do, but I don't know what it is yet," Fisher said.

St. Vincent Healthcare is hosting a Diabetes Wellness Fair on November 19th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Mansfield Health Education Center to talk about active lifestyle, and diabetes prevention.