Local Man Receives Medal for 75 Years of Insulin Use
Dallas Oler, 77, has lived with Type 1 diabetes on insulin for 75 years. That achievement brought him a special recognition medal in the summer of 2011 through the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Mercy’s Joslin Diabetes Center has been an affiliate of the Boston Joslin Diabetes Center since 2008.
Dallas is one of only 28 people with diabetes, nationwide, awarded the distinctive 75-year medal by the Joslin Diabetes Center since 1996. In recognition of his receiving this medal, Dallas was honored Nov. 4, 2011, by healthcare providers and family members at a ceremony at Joslin Diabetes Center.
Read more about Dallas’ story in The Mercy Touch magazine.