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.

Members: 352
Latest Activity: Nov 10

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Sorry Honey...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Nov 6. 29 Replies

Had a little "challenge" this week, which suffice to say I won't go into detail about. It was bad, really, really bad (sic. diabetic stuff) by any possible measure.My question for you my peers....…Continue

Tags: sorry, advice, counsel, experience, lover

50y.o. (almost) now what ...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Jane Dullius Oct 22. 8 Replies

Nearing fifty "soon", what kind of changes were necessary for YOU, re: dosages and so forth.How much did you need to tweak the carb counting? How much did you have to change/alter what you used to…Continue

Tags: percentage, anticipated-changes, anticipate, anticipated, formula

You Did Not Take Good Care Of Yourself???

Started by Richard157. Last reply by artwoman Oct 17. 27 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

insulin pump vs shots perplexed

Started by Francie. Last reply by Stuart Oct 16. 18 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 Annabella on October 13, 2013 at 5:17pm

I'm happy to find this group. I passed the 50 year mark 2 years ago. I think a bigger milestone in my thinking was when I turned 38 & as from then on I'd be diabetic for longer than non-diabetic!

Comment by Richard157 on August 31, 2013 at 11:54am

Shoshana, there was an 80 year medal awarded this year at Joslin. It was created this year and was the first one ever awarded. You will be eligible for that one very soon.

Comment by handsew on August 31, 2013 at 8:14am

32 years almost 53 can't believe there is a group just for me thanks

Comment by richthediabetic on August 27, 2013 at 10:11pm

Wow, I'm seeing all of these posts of all of you with T1 years in the 50's and one of you with 77 years now?! Amazing! Glad I found this group. Hope you all have a great week. Be strong!

Comment by shoshana27 on August 27, 2013 at 6:48pm

thank you all for the congrats & stay well yourselves

Comment by Richard157 on August 27, 2013 at 6:27pm

Shoshanna, you have been type 1 for ten years longer than me. Congratulations!!

Comment by Betty J on August 27, 2013 at 5:59pm

Congratulations Terrie on your 43 years, may you have many more to come.

Comment by Betty J on August 27, 2013 at 5:57pm

It is amazing Shoshanana and I congratulate you ahead of time.

Comment by shoshana27 on August 27, 2013 at 1:50am


Comment by Terrie on August 26, 2013 at 11:15pm

Congrats on your 43 years with D Rich AND for surviving cardiac arrest.Wow! Glad you made it through that terrible time. You have a good attitude. Keep that up.

I'll be celebrating my 52 Anniversary surviving Diabetes
in December. Another year to be thankful for. :)

Best wishes for your quick recovery Ladies.


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