Jacqueline King, an Arlington Heights dietitian, was given two diabetes awards for having lived with diabetes for over 50 years. The first award was given by the Joslin Diabetes Center for living courageously with diabetes for over 50 years. The second award is the Eli Lilly Diabetes Journey Award. This award recognizes those with Type1 diabetes who have successfully managed their diabetes for over 50 years.
Jacqueline King has spent her career providing Medical Nutrition Therapy and Diabetes Education to those with diabetes and other medical conditions. She worked as the Research Dietitian at the Diabetes in Pregnancy Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She not only worked with patients the Diabetes in Pregnancy Center but by had two children of her own as part of the program. Her son Chris is a director of digital marketing. Her daughter, Loryn is an anesthesiologist.
Jacqueline has been in private practice in Glenview for the last 35 years and wrote a book called Too Busy to Diet available on Amazon.com.
Jacqueline attributes her success at managing her diabetes to following a careful diet, exercising daily, and keeping in close contact with her medical team. She is very proud to have to received these awards as a testament to being able to live a life successfully with diabetes. She has been unwavering in her pursuit to help others to prevent diabetes and to reduce risks for those who have it.