Our Mission

Done with Diabetes is an Illinois-based Not For Profit corporation that received 501(c)(3) status in 2019.

Our objectives are to:

  1. Fund research toward a cure
  2. Provide diabetes education

Our Story

Hi! I’m Susie. In 2013, while I was running a 120-mile ultramarathon, I started experiencing strange symptoms. I completed the race – but afterward I felt so sick I went straight to the ER to make sure I didn’t have a pulmonary embolism.  To everyone’s surprise, it was discovered that I had diabetes.

 At first it was suspected I had Type 1.  When I tested negative for autoimmune antibodies (a key marker for Type 1), it was assumed I had Type 2, and I began treatment.  At the same time, I was diagnosed with mild-moderate diabetic retinopathy. 

Treatment for Type 2 diabetes made me very sick and I simply didn’t respond to the treatment.  By 2016, my diabetes was out of control and my eye disease had progressed to severe diabetic retinopathy with macular edema.  I was going blind…

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1 in 3 people will develop diabetes during their lifetime.* Your donation can help change that!

Inaugural Fundraising Event!

Join us this summer in Chicagoland for a Gala Cabaret celebrating the colliding worlds of Broadway and opera!

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