How a simple question, “Mom what are you doing to cure diabetes?” changed a mom’s life

Cassidy O’Neill’s Type 1 diabetes diagnosis at 16 months old helped her mom change her life for the good of her child and others as a diabetes researcher.

Anastasia Albanese O’Neill, who left her career in marketing to become a nurse, then a nurse practitioner and then earned a Ph.D. to become a diabetes researcher was motivated by her daughter Cassidy O’Neill’s Type 1 diabetes as a baby.

Diabetes Patient UF Researcher

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This inspirational story serves to let us know that waiting for a cure or a treatment is not the only thing we can do. We can take the bull by the horn and do something about it.

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Her inspiration to change her career and become a force for good was sparked by an innocent question from her 6-year old daughter Cassidy: “Mom what are you doing to cure diabetes?” This video shows you can do it too.