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  1. Mary Dexter
    Mary Dexter February 27, 2014 at 6:27 am | | Reply


    1. Mary Shi
      Mary Shi March 14, 2014 at 11:25 pm | | Reply

      You know the Chinese very well! 谢谢 : )

  2. L
    L February 27, 2014 at 8:08 am | | Reply

    Its shocking that just 10 years ago in China they said your body would have essentially disintegrated by now, type1 diabetics and live a full and healthy life with the right management.

    1. Mary Shi
      Mary Shi March 14, 2014 at 10:38 pm | | Reply

      Yes, it is! Now more and more type 1 diabetics live a healthy and normal life in China under good management of their condition.

  3. Hannah
    Hannah February 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm | | Reply

    I’m a young American Type 1 Diabetic who is hoping to go to China soon to work abroad. (For a minimum of at least 1 year.) Is there anyway to get in contact with Mary or any other Diabetics in China?

    This is absolutely amazing! And during my past times in China (在北京中央民族大学 和在天津外国语大学院), I realized that most of my friends had never heard of Type 1 Diabetes, and had certainly never seen a pump. The man I was dating during my stay in China was bewildered the first time he saw my pump, and always treated me like I was about to break. It took a while for him to realize that I could essentially eat anything.

    It was always quite an alone feeling, and this article makes me extremely hopeful!

    1. Mary Shi
      Mary Shi March 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm | | Reply

      I’m so glad to hear this article really inspires you!! And it’s good to know you wanna come to China to work., it’s my email address, welcome to contact me : )

  4. Lesley
    Lesley March 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm | | Reply

    Mary Shi is such a great role model for women everywhere. It is sad that she has to fight ignorance and discrimination as well as fighting the disease. Wishing her the best of luck. 好運

    1. Mary Shi
      Mary Shi March 14, 2014 at 10:31 pm | | Reply

      Thank you! 好运

  5. Jon Browne
    Jon Browne July 8, 2014 at 11:23 am | | Reply

    Hi Mary,

    You are doing very good work! Keep it up! I’m Type 1 too, and want to work / do business in China at some stage. Thank you for an interesting post. – Best Wishes from the UK

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