Type1 for 30 Plus Years


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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Our minds, our thinking... ???

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Coastal1 Apr 4. 21 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

Joslin Medalist Program

Started by Emily Coles. Last reply by Richard157 Mar 1. 53 Replies

Hey fellow D long-timers,If you've had diabetes for 50 years or more, you're eligible for a…Continue

Tags: medalist, gold medal, Joslin

Osteoporosis meds?

Started by Marypat. Last reply by Sue R. Feb 27. 3 Replies

Are there any T1s who are taking meds for osteoporosis? What is your experience? I have seen 4 doctors and have 4 different opinions and still no treatment plan.Continue

insulin pump vs shots perplexed

Started by Francie. Last reply by Francie Feb 11. 17 Replies

T1 36 years w/ insulin resistance for 3 years . . . I was put on the pump 5 years ago to gain better control which looking back, was a horrible mistake, i needed twice as much insulin to control…Continue

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Comment by Richard157 on January 17, 2011 at 12:58pm
Hi Frank, thanks for the reply. You are eligible for the Joslin 50 year medal. If you are interested let me know in a post here. I can give you a link that tells what is invilved.
Comment by Frank Marcus Sabatini on January 17, 2011 at 10:07am
I was diagnosed in 1957 at age 2, been an interesting ride, I have learned to take it all one day at a time and just do the best I can and not be to hard on myself when things do not work as expected. Times have changed since the days of boiling my syringes and needles and doing test tube pee tests, the biggest change was the insulin pump, changed my life big time † 6.0 A1C's now. You all take care and hang in there :o)
Comment by Hismouse on January 12, 2011 at 12:56pm
39 yrs this yr, and remember the rolls of yellow testing urine for Sugar spilling, and it was possitive all the time..I remember when I got a Glucose machine, it looked like a phone machine, it was from the Kaiser foundation...and yes me too I have tried so many glucose meters,, haha and none say I am cured! Darn, lol....I am back to the Walmart Relion and Happy with it, no Ins has caused my 1 touch ultra to be put away...I have no gold in my mouth.. I believe I got my Type 1 from A strep infection I had for way to long before my Mother took me to the Dr. I to this day remember the Doc screaming at my Mom..I ended up with heart damage, so my Pancreas was affected too...

There are days I wonder if I will be ok,, I feel this Diabetes and take it so serious, it just gets to be sometimes,,,
Comment by Richard157 on January 10, 2011 at 1:53pm
Janina, I was diagnosed when I was 6, and several years later gold casings were put on some of my fromt my teeth to straighten them since they were very crooked. They were the braces used inthat day and time. That was temporary though. Actually, I am wondering if they were copper or some other material? They were definitely gold colored.
Comment by ShelbyH on January 10, 2011 at 1:01pm
Woa! That is fascinating. Yes, I was 20 years into being Type 1. I got the gold crown in 1992. My diabetes is way easier now, since at the time I was still taking shots. Now, I am on a pump and count carbs. Thanks for the interesting information. Good luck to you!
Comment by JaninaWalker on January 10, 2011 at 12:02pm
ShelbyH...the key question now is has your diabetes become harder to manage since it was put in? In my case, my gold crown is the cause of my type 1 diabetes. The gold rubs off with chewing and hot liquids and gets into the pancreas which triggers the autoimmune reaction that destroys the beta cells.
Since you were already 20 years with type 1 when it was put in, you might have already reached 100 % deficiency of beta cell production capability, but mine has even gotten worse in just the last 10 of 30 years, so it is a gradual process.
Comment by Patricia Bason on January 10, 2011 at 9:33am
Hi David. Just seen you posts. 52 years 1 month eh! I was diagnosed in May 1960 so almost 51 years for me and yes I can relate to all the changes and remember the 'old ways' very well. Testing urine in a test tube! The feeling of dread if it went orange! Those awful 'missiles' they had the nerve to call hypodermic needles! My first glucose meter took 3 minutes to give a result and certainly couldn't be popped into a handbag, more like a suitcase it was so big!! All in all I think progress has been kind to us.
Comment by ShelbyH on January 10, 2011 at 8:48am
Hi Janina, curious why you ask about gold dental work. I can't tell if I missed a post. I've had a gold crown since 1993.
Thanks! ~Shelby
Comment by David G. on January 10, 2011 at 6:52am
As far as I know, there are no gold anythings in the mouth.
Comment by JaninaWalker on January 9, 2011 at 5:59pm
DavidG...do you have any gold coloured fillings or crowns in your dental work in your mouth?

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