I sat down this morning, before I actually start my work day and calculated the years of D experience in just 2 of the groups here on TuD. If you take the 229 people in the "I have had D for 30+ years" group that's at least 6870 years. Add to that the 324 members of the "I've had D for 20+ years" group that's 6480 years. Even with some overlap between the groups you're still talking about well over 13,000 years of experience with D. So the question is who is more likely to be able to give credible answers and advice about your D ? A doctor or nurse with max 40-50 years of experience or a group with over 13,000 years ? I think I already answered that question for myself. Thanks for being here and adding to the experience.
The title of this discussion should be "Wow the number of years of D experience here IS mind-blowing", I hate when I mess up typing but it is what it IS.
Danny posted this discussion and got a lot replies
feel free to add to it.
I looked at Danny's original discussion and his goal was to achieve 5000 years of D experience but that was in 2010. I guess the final number was 5556 but after that it was dropped most likely because the goal was achieved. While I would add to his total the last addition was jrtpup's in March of 2011 so forgive me for not knowing he had already started a discussion about it. I have only been on here since June and really just started the discussion because after 37 years by myself I am very happy to have the expertise and experience of so many others to offer help and support. And I marvel at the years of D experience of the group.
it is an interesting topic, isn't it. I'm getting ready for my 45th d-anniversary this month.
How do we get so much diabetes experience? Have the diagnosis and don't die. he he
I hope a cure is developed soon, so we can stop gaining experience with type 1.
Marie, congrats. It'll be 46 for me at the end of October. It sure has been a long time.
With this much combined experience, maybe this group will be the one to CURE it!