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Lifeliner: Podcast 26, LifelineLetter Award

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Lifeliner: Chapter 26 Podcast, LifelineLetter Award

“It was like travelling with a celebrity,” Marlene told me when I was interviewing her about Judy Taylor. Nowhere was that more true than on their road trips down to New York state for the annual Oley conferences. Judy loved those conferences, meeting fellow patients, being able to travel with her friends from Toronto General Hospital, talking to doctors and nurses involved in TPN care. For being the first to live on Home TPN and for inspiring so many to live good lives on this artificial form of feeding, Judy won the inaugural LifelineLetter Award from Oley.

Chapter Twenty-Six: LifelineLetter Award

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Lifeliner: Chapter 20 Podcast, Chromium Deficiency and the Swedish Professor

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Lifeliner Podcast #20, Chromium and the Swedish Professor

This chapter is a story about diabetes, about how a remarkable discovery was made because of Judy, because of Jeej’s work with her. They discovered that chromium plays a vital role in diabetes. It was decades before the wider scientific and research audience started to understand the full ramifications of this discovery, but at the time it made the news. And Jeej enjoyed hugely both curing Judy’s diabetes, including her fuzzy feet, and making this ground-breaking connection between chromium and diabetes. She could eat cake again — if she still ate! In this chapter, he tells the tale to a receptive audience: the Swedish professor who conducted the first pioneering work in artificial feeding and who developed intravenous fat, the very fat Judy uses.

Chapter Twenty: Chromium Deficiency and the Swedish Professor

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Lifeliner: Chapter 19 Podcast, JJ, the Guinea Pig

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Lifeliner Podcast #19, JJ, The Guinea Pig
Judy becomes famous. A reporter for Weekend Magazine in The Globe & Mail drives up to spend a day following her, talking to her, learning her remarkable story. Meanwhile, she complains about fuzzy feet to Jeej. He scratches his head over this unexpected development and after a few tests, discovers that she has diabetes. But that’s impossible! For 2 years he puzzles over this conundrum, and Judy grows tired of being a guinea pig. Time to give him a real one!

Chapter Nineteen: JJ, the Guinea Pig

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Lifeliner: Chapter 18 Podcast, The Bliss of Life

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Lifeliner Podcast #18, Bliss of Life
Judy feels good. She dives into community and family life after learning a skill she never needed in Toronto: driving. She becomes active in the local church, joining the choir, volunteering in the office, being the first to offer to cook the main meal for an event. And she joins the pastoral team to visit people in the local hospital. But she doesn’t stop visiting and thinking about her fellow lifeliners at Toronto General Hospital. Only the last chore of the day continues to cause her pain.

Chapter Eighteen: The Bliss of Life