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Lahle and her children,  
The " Miracle Four "

October 2004

Women's Day Article

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 Woman's Day, July 2, 2002 Edition,  story on Lahle Henninger.   PCOSA News; From: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 19:57:51 -0500 (CDT).    On newsstands now in most states is the July 2nd issue of Woman's World which features an article on fellow PCOSer, Lahle Henninger.  Lahle has been active with PCOSA for several years and has served as Board Member, Director Of Online Community Services, Lifestyles News Editor, and creator of the ED list. The article covers her personal story of how her dramatic lifestyle  changes through low-carb dieting resulted in her substantial weight loss and ended her years of infertility and other health complications. In fact, Lahle will be guest hosting the low-carb list this week so if you want to chat with her drop her a line through the LowCarb list. Although the official on-sale date for the July 2nd issue of Woman's World isn't for a few days, a few states already have it on sale. Kudos to Woman's World for yet another great article on PCOS!


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Lahle Wolfe, founder and writer for Islets of Hope
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Unless otherwise indicated, the articles and information on this website were written by Lahle Wolfe, founder of Islets of Hope.  The purpose of information on Islets of Hope is to provide general information about diabetes and related disorders and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care or advice.  

Lahle Wolfe is not a licensed medical professional and information on this site is not intended to replace or contradict the advice of your personal physician.  Islets of Hope strongly encourages you seek the advice of a licensed medical practionioner specializing in diabetes for diagnosis, or, before making any changes in your diabetes plan.

For your Internet safety when reviewing medical information, you might also wish to read Wolfe's editorial on "Cures for Diabetes:  There are none, our Privacy Statement, and Website Disclaimer.


Ms. Wolfe has an extensive background spanning more than 10 years in women's health advocacy.  She served as Director of Online Communities for the Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Association (PCOSA), as well as on the PCOSA Board of Directors for many years.  She has worked in the medical nonprofit field both as a paid employee and volunteer since 1996 and has done extensive research and reporting on metabolic and autoimmune disorders.

Wolfe has polycystic ovarian syndrome, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, as well as type 2 diabetes.  She has successfully naviagated the complicated maze of her own health issues for more than 25 years.  Wolfe is also the mother of a child, diagnosed at age 4, with type 1 diabetes.  She lives in the trenches of diabetes both as a patient and as a parent and is an active advocate for persons with diabetes.

Wolfe moderates dozens of online support groups for all forms of diabetes and other metabolic disorders, as well as a group for persons with eating disorders.  She recently authored the article on Latent Autoimmune Diabetes on, and is the founder and CEO of, Inc., a nonprofit diabetes organization that assists diabetic persons in need.



More information about Lahle
Meet the founder, Lahle Wolfe, her personal story
Weight loss story
Why I started Islets of Hope and, Inc.
Adoption advice from the heart of an adoptive mother

Internet Mentions

A Mysterious Ailment:  How to spot a hormonal disorder.  By Stacy Colino, WebMd Feature, November 27, 2000.  "By the age of 40, Lahle (Wolfe) Henninger says she'd had only five naturally occurring menstrual periods in her entire life. She's since had more, but only with the help of hormone supplements. For years, this Virginia mother of four also suffered from excess facial and body hair, severe acne, and tremendous weight gain. What was causing such bodily mayhem? None of the nearly 20 doctors she consulted could come up with a diagnosis, let alone a solution... "

Chicken Soup for the PCOS Soul, article revision, reviewed by Jeannie Brewer.
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Book Mentions

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PCOS:  The Hidden Epidemic. By Samuel S. Thatcher, M.D., Ph.D.; Brief story about Lahle and Elizabeth appears in his book.

 Stay Fertile Longer, A book by Mary Kittle; pages 252 & 253:  What Worked for Us:  A Low-Carb Diet Got her Hor- mones Back On Track. Pages 252 & 253.  ... Lahle Henninger struggled with life-long weight problems, in addition to embarassing symptoms like acne, balding, and facial hair.  She never menstruated...

The Washington Post, Tuesday, April 20, 2004; Page HE01.  By Stacey Colino.   No Longer A Mere Nuisance:  As Incidence Rises With Obesity, Medical Community Begins to Take PCOS Seriously.  ..."By the time she was diagnosed with PCOS in 1987 -- at the age of 27 -- Henninger had developed fertility problems and diabetes. Because she and her then-husband wanted to start a family, Henninger took the fertility drug Clomid off and on for three years. "The doctors had me on the highest doses, and it just didn't work," she recalled. So the couple adopted three children..."


For more history of Lahle's online visibility and work, web search "Lahle Wolfe" or under her maiden name "Lahle Henninger."



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