Type1 for 30 Plus Years

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Type1 for 30 Plus Years

For those who've had Type 1 diabetes for a long time. I don't really care how long. Just long.

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Subdural Hematoma

Started by Richard157. Last reply by Richard157 Mar 10. 6 Replies

Subdural Hematoma involves bleeding inside the head on the surface of the brain. Surgery is necessary to remove the blood after the bleeding has stopped. That involves drilling holes through the…Continue

Our minds, our thinking... ???

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Mar 10. 28 Replies

Consider with this much experience, how has diabetes fundamentally effected the ways you think about & filter things?!?!How has our diabetes changed our psychology whether we are aware of it or…Continue

Tags: effects, mental-diabetes, floss, psychological, behavior

2 hrs. after, now what?

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Mar 10. 17 Replies

I'm familiar with the two hours after injecting/meals, one tests.What does that data tell you precisely??? How do you separate the pieces, parts, so you can figure out that info... what's piece of…Continue

Tags: prandial, readings, after, post, postprandial

You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???

Started by Richard157. Last reply by artwoman Jan 7. 34 Replies

Those of us who have been type 1 for a very long time have probably dealt with a lot of ignorance from people giving us bad advice. Has anyone ever told you that "You Did Not Take Care Of Yourself"?…Continue

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Comment by ShelbyH on November 30, 2011 at 10:59am

Hi fellow warriors and rock stars,
It is awesome to meet more people like me and have new people in our very special group. It is awesome to hear your stories and successes.
Everyday I am blown away by how old I am, 39, and how many years with diabetes, 38 this month! I really don't know how this happens. Time moves so fast, doesn't it?
Anyways, I got my labs back and my kidneys are AOK. My eyes too. I really don't have time for issues. I am in Grad School, getting married Dec 30th, and moving to San Diego. Life plows forward! : )
It is not like everyday is a picnic though, as I am sure you all can attest to. I was late to Thanksgiving festivities because I had the worst low I have had in a long time. I was 53, did the normal juice and granola bar thing. But, it just didn't work. 30 minutes later I was 40. I still have no idea what was going on. I just drank some juice and laid in my bed listening to music accepting I would be late. Whateves! Just how it goes sometimes.
The point is that we all RULE and I am happy to chat with all of you.
~Shelby

Comment by Tarra on November 30, 2011 at 10:47am

It has been great hearing how many there are in 30 plus years doing well. I have had it 31 years only issue i have is hypoglycemia unawareness. So feeling lucky so far. It makes me realize how long i have had it when people ask. Still can't believe i have had it since i was 18 months old and her i am at 31 years.

Comment by cr88te on November 30, 2011 at 10:35am

I agree with Josh... it gives me hope to see so many who have found their own way to 'make it work.' Josh, the passing of time with diabetes is as strange to me as admitting how old I am... my first memories are of being in the hospital being diagnosed (at 3), so life without it is like a new language to me, i just don't understand the concept. I guess it's all relative... to me, this is normal. :)

Comment by trinsmum on November 30, 2011 at 10:19am

35 years this past July..Still going strong with no major complications. *knock on wood*

Comment by Josh F on November 30, 2011 at 10:10am

Richard, thanks for the kind words. I worry about my eyes all the time. I think I drive my Opthamologist and Endo a little nutty sometimes. ;-) I followed your posts on Joslin and want to let you know I consider you and others a great inspiration. Maybe I have good genes like you guys. I hope so. cr88te , it is a little strange to think how much time has passed with this condition. So used to having it, I forget it is there sometimes ;-). Well not really. Ha.

Comment by cr88te on November 30, 2011 at 7:32am

Hi Josh! I'm right there with you... 32 years and counting. :)

Comment by Richard157 on November 30, 2011 at 7:29am

Hello Josh, you have done very well! ith only a mild complication after 32 years, wo shoyld be able to have a very long and healthy life.

Comment by Josh F on November 30, 2011 at 12:05am

Hi everyone. I have had Type 1 for 32 years, and well, have only some background retinopathy to show for it. ;-) Not too bad considering.

Comment by spumoni on November 6, 2011 at 8:46pm
Hello to all! I'm so happy I discovered this group today! I've had Type 1 diabetes for 37 years and have no idea how I've made it this far with so few problems. We are all members of a truly special group! :^>
Comment by Richard157 on November 5, 2011 at 5:35pm
Jack, I misread your post as 44 years. Ha! I did not have any hospital records to show. That hospital keeps patient records for only 10 years. Then I found that I could have a couple of people who knew me near the time of my diagnosis write letters telling what they remembered. My sister and a first cousin did that, and I sent their letters to Joslin along with my application. I received my medal a few weeks later.Then I participated in the Joslin Medalist Study later that year. Participating in the study is optional.
 

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