Teresa Andreone, MD, PhD, is medical pediatrics trained and is currently Professor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine on faculty at St. Louis University and an attending in the PICU at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. She has a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Iowa, and she has cloned two genes important in the regulation of blood glucose.She has also done research on an enzyme important in the death of pancreatic beta cells.
Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1969, she has lived well with diabetes for over 50 years. In addition, since 1996, she spends a week each August as the Medical Director of the American Diabetes Association sponsored Camp Korelitz, a week-long residential camp for 150 children and teens (8 to 16 years old) who are living with T1D. She has been exercising and cross training almost every day for all of her life and is blessed to have completed several marathons before her maniacal running left her with bone-on-bone knees. Year 2013 was her first DTC Camp and after six years as a camper, she became a part of the medical staff in 2019. She gives all of the credit to DTC coaches Rick Crawford, Grant Curry, Jon Fecik and Paul Richards for helping her to complete the Long Sprint Triathlon event with no problem.