7/9/08 ~ “Special Notice”

We here at Diabetes Living Today would like to make you aware that Kitty will not be on the air for several weeks. She will have surgery on Wednesday July 9, 2008, to repair an incisional hernia. Her surgery will be performed at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care System in Camden, N.J. Transplant Surgeon Dr. Nasser I . Youssef will perform Kitty’s surgery. Kitty is hoping that she will be able to come home on the same day to start to recover.

Dr. Fallon will continue with the show each week with “Special Guest Co-host” filling in for Kitty. We ask you to please be patient and know that the website will be updated as soon as Kitty is feeling better. Kitty plays a major role in this website. Dr. Fallon will give updates weekly on her recovery. Listener’s are invited to call in with their questions and comments. 

Upcoming Guest:

July 15, 2008 ~ Dr. Arijit Chakravarty, Transplant Nephrologist Our Lady of Lourdes Health System

July 22, 2008 ~ Dr. Richard Dolinar, Endocrinologist from Phoenix, Arizona

As many of you know Kitty had a successful Pancreas Transplant almost four years ago, Her wish is to help diabetics, their friends and family to understand this disease, how to live a healthier today. Her wish that comes from the heart is to see a “Cure” for all who suffer from this disease. Every 20 seconds a person in The United States dies from diabetes and it’s complication. Insulin is not a cure!

A Special Thanks to the Transplant Team at Our Lady of Lourdes Health Care System.

Photo Above: Our Lady of Lourdes’ Hospital, Camden, NJ

Photo Above: (from left to right) Dr. Nasser I. Youssef, Transplant Surgeon, Mrs. Patti Walsh, Post~Transplant Nurse, Kitty Castellini & Former State of NJ Senator Mr. Nicholas Asselta