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Kathie Geister survived a bout with diabetes that put her in a coma for four days, left her hospitalized for nearly a month and away from her job at Loberg Law Office for three months. Geister finished therapy prescribed after her "spell" and was still having some balance issues. (Photo by Bill Kirk)

Ellsworth woman conquering diabetes, one day at a time

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ELLSWORTH -- Kathie Geister lived with diabetes for most of two decades before it started really getting nasty.

The staffer for Loberg Law Office in Ellsworth suffered what she describes as a "spell" in May of 2011. Since then, she's gone through an ordeal that would test most anybody, nearly claiming her life and prompting her doctors and caretakers to regard her as a walking miracle.

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