Antoinette Moran, M.D., strives every day to make a difference in the lives of her patients with type 1 diabetes and cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CFRD). Moran is division chief of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Minnesota and she has been taking care of patients with diabetes since 1987. Her research in CFRD resulted in her being named the first annual recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Richard C. Talamo Distinguished Clinical Achievement Award, for “research contributions that have had significant influence on the course of the disease.” She recently co-chaired a national consensus conference on guidelines for the management of CFRD, sponsored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Diabetes Association and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. Moran is currently studying the prevention and cure of type 1 diabetes as part of TrialNet and the Immune Tolerance Network. For the last 6 years she has been helping to develop pediatric diabetes programs in East Africa.