I always related to her for her work for Type 1 Diabetes and for speaking to getting it in her 30's, which is my experience as well.
Thank you for mentioning this as it made me search for more information on this. I thought you could only get Type 1 as a small child but her story proves I was wrong. Now I know more about it.
Sadly I was not very familiar with Mary Tyler Moore's work other than hearing about it as someone mentioned her on one comedy show or the other. I guess they either showed her show on TV before I was born or not at all. I'd like to know more about her and I'll now try to find out if I could see some of it online.