Not sure what I've been doing right. Physical labor? Meditation?

I was diagnosed type 1 in 1961. Now that I'm 61, I decided to try on-line communities. I live in a rural area and only know one type 2. The support group I tried a few years ago spent too much time making themselves depressed. tudiabetes seems lively.

I'm a very poor example of a regulated diabetic. However, I've had only minor complications so far. I attribute it to the fact that I did physical labor in a warehouse for years and to meditation. No other way to explain it.

In 1961 we tested our urine in test tubes, used glass syringes and metal needles. I regularly forgot that the syringes and needles were in a pot boiling on the stove and ruined them. The metal needles got blunter with each use.
When I was diagnosed, the doctor told my mother and I that if I was very careful I might make it to age 60. I crossed that finish line.

I'm not a good candidate for a pump, but the pens and Breeze2 are miracles as far as I'm concerned. In fact, being alive and well is a pretty good miracle.

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Welcome! There's actually a good discussion going on about our individual timelines that you might want to take part in:

http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/diabetes-timeline

One more year until you're officially a "gold medalist!" Congrats!
Oh, I'm with you on the Breeze2's! They're awesome, in my book, too! :))) Wish I could afford those strips, right now.
My doctor is fighting with my new insurance company right now about covering them. My former company did cover them. Frustrating!
Got any tips for us D "youngins"? :)
Keep living an interesting life so that you really WANT to live. Everything else will fall into place.
Wow... that's probably one of the best pieces of advice anyone has ever given me. lol Thanks!
I agree with Lizmari, great advice! Thank you!
Thats awesome. My motto is "get busy living or get busy dieing." I try to remind my self to do the first part as often as I can. =^)
Wow, congratulations on crossing that 60 mark! Whew and I though the guillotine finger pricker was bad in the 80s! glass syringes and metal needles sounds pretty tough. Glad to have you here and hope to keep your spirits high. =^)
LOL I got the guillotine finger pricker when I was diagoned in 93. It really took them that long to figure out how brutal the contraption looked???
I guess so! Man that thing was horrible! Wait... I got mine in 85/86 so that means they used it for another 7+ years! Wow, that thing still sends horrifies me!

check it out!
http://www.getbetterhealth.com/the-guillotine-a-diabetes-torture-de...
Geez. Why not stick your finger under an electric stapler?

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