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Miss America Opens Diabetes Crusade

October 08, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

Nicole Johnson's diabetes once caused temporary blindness, hair loss and pain so severe she couldn't walk. As the newly crowned Miss America, Johnson launched a yearlong effort to fight the disease. The 24-year-old former Miss Virginia, who was crowned in Atlantic City, N.J., last month, was diagnosed with diabetes at 19 and now wears a device that pumps insulin into her body. She said she will work to increase testing, research and education about diabetes.

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