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My original goal of 5,000 has been reached, thank you. Members are still welcome to add their years to the total....

I need your help, BIGTIME! I've seriously thought about posting a thread like this for many years. TU is the largest diabetes message board in terms of members that I've ever been apart of (16,898 to be exact) I thought I'd give it a shot here.  Since I was a young boy of 12, one of my dreams has been to try and achieve 5,000 diabetes years (years spent living with diabetes) with the members of a diabetes group. And here is how I plan to achieve it  (besides begging and pleading)...

There are a few simple rules. First, you will need to round either up or down to the amount of years you have lived with diabetes. I will use myself as an example: I have lived with diabetes for 26 years and two days, this rounds down to 26 years. No half years, round up or down. If you've had diabetes less than a year, count as 1 year. I'm trying to keep this discussion limited to TU members only (so no posting diabetes years for friends and family members please). The last rule you must follow is simple addition. You will basically add your diabetes years to the previous responders and give the total years so the next responder can add their years and so forth. No so bad, eh? (If you need help, I have a calculator)
More than likely there will be members replying within the discussion, so stay focused on the last answer given. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask or message me... and remember this is a life long dream of mine to achieve this, I hope we can do it. Please, I beg you! Spread the word.

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5,332+15= 5,347
5365 + 42 = 5,407

How do we handle the various anniversary dates of all of our hard won participants? We're all going to kick up a notch every 365 days and that's probably each day of the year. You see what I mean?
Plus someone would have to know whether or not they rounded up or down with their years. Since this started in Oct, I rounded up so can't add another year until my anniversary in Jan 2012.
+20 for me.... 5427!
my 16 + 5430 = 5446
5446 + my 9 = 5455
5455+24= 5482
lucky number 13 for me!! 5482 + 13 = 5495
5495 + 1for me = 5496
5542+ my 7=5551
5551+my 5 = 5556




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