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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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 lisa c on October 29, 2013 at 3:24pm

Love the testimonials! Shoshanna...you are my # 1 idol! Halloween day will be 45 years . vegan diet, yoga and good T1 friends are my saving grace.

Comment by shoshana27 on October 29, 2013 at 2:21pm

welcome complexcat to tudiabetes
i've had t1 for 77 years & also have 3 kids & 5 gr. kids
i am now 80 years old

Comment by ComplexCat on October 29, 2013 at 12:08pm

Hi. I'm new to TuDiabetes. I can relate to some of these stories though. I'll be 46 on December 2 - which also happens to be when I was diagnosed with T1 on my 10th birthday. I was in a group hospital room and they brought a cake in and sang happy birthday to me, then took the cake away. That story makes me laugh today, but it was hard then. But, almost 36 years later, I have no complications (knock wood), have given birth to 3 kids (two of which are twins)with no pregnancy complications and I'm a runner. If you look at my profile picture you'll see my daughter and me. She's 8 and has had T1 for almost 3 years now. Thanks for having me and I look forward to meeting you all.

Comment by Richard157 on October 24, 2013 at 8:11am

Tom b is correct. If you are a medalist and want join the medalist group on Facebook, you will have to contact Stephanie Hastings on Facebook and she will give you the procedure for joining.

Comment by katie on October 23, 2013 at 11:12pm

I want to be like Shoshana. I think it was you who I talked about on my radio show.I didn't have a name at the time.

Comment by katie on October 23, 2013 at 11:09pm

I was diagnosed in 1974 by my best friend...this month. My first Dr. would yell at me and turn red in the face at every appointment. I told my mother how awful I felt about seeing him and that I was a bad diabetic. He said you will,here is the list, go blind at 25, have kidney failure at 35 and not make it past 40. My mother finally went to an appointment with me and watched his ears turn red as he yelled at me. I'm celebrating this month that I'm still alive and out living his predictions. He's no longer a pediatrician-thank god. He works with heart patients. Now my mother gets to see him. I love watching all of you in this group. Celebrate life and being healthy!

Comment by Terrie on October 23, 2013 at 10:55pm

It's October!! **A Big Congratulations Shoshana on your 80th Birthday** AND your "77th D-Anniversary!!**

Whew! Amazing indeed!! You are definitely a Wonderful Inspiration. I hope that you are doing well. :)

Comment by Terrie on October 23, 2013 at 10:48pm

Hi Betty!

I just noticed your congrats and comment but I had to back track this conversation to understand.

Thank you!! I've had Diabetes for 52 years this December and hopefully I'll make it farther along like everyone else.

It is "Rich the Diabetic" who has had Diabetes for 43 years.

Comment by tom b on October 23, 2013 at 10:01pm

Warning: If Richard Vaughn has aroused your interest in "The Joslin Medalists" but you are not a medalist yet, that group will not be visible to you, and you will not be able to join the group. Membership in the group is strictly controlled by Stephanie Hastings, of the Joslin Medalist Team.

Comment by Richard157 on October 23, 2013 at 3:51pm

If anyone is interested, there is a Facebook group called "The Joslin Medalists". Every member there is a medalist and has 50 or more years of type 1. If you are a medalist and want to join the group, send me a private message on Facebook (Richard Vaughn).


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