I am new - joined 12-12-09 and already have had some welcome responses.
Here is a condensed version of my upcoming 5,000+ word story of a 4 generation history of a diabetic family.
My grandfather died in 1913 at the age of 40 of a strange disease known as diabetes. My father acquired it around 1932 at age of 38 and died at age 60. My younger son could not wait, being diagnosed in 1948 at tender age of 12 months. I self diagnosed myself in either 1960 or 1961. My older son has had it for about 25 years. If I get responses to this discussion start up I will be glad to share experiences with others. I am new at this and do not know how to use the site yet but will try to post a picture when I can. Don