John McDonough Biography
Claim to Fame: Co- Founder of McDonough Medial Products Incorporated
Diabetes Type: Unknown
John McDonough is the co-founder and chairman of McDonough Medical Products Corporation, based in Lincolnshire, Illinois. As a result of being diagnosed with diabetes at age six, his life's focus became the improvement and advancement of the medical community. His company focuses on selling medical and dental supplies to hospitals and medical offices, including Intraoral X rays, intraoral cameras, and medical digital recorders. McDonough also serves on many boards of directors, including that of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Despite having diabetes for most of his life, his tenacity and humor allow him to continue to live successfully, in both his professional and personal lives.
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