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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Latest Activity: Dec 11

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Sorry Honey...

Started by Stuart. Last reply by Stuart Dec 11. 32 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 Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 9 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

Blood sugar "stuck" despite comping with insulin

Started by Ms Ashua. Last reply by Fred Goldberg Dec 10. 8 Replies

Hi everyone,I am t1 x 50 years and in relatively good health, no significant issues at this time. I am new to pumping., OmniPod for about 6 weeks.My question is not specific to the pump. I noticed…Continue

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

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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).

Comment by lisa c on October 14, 2013 at 2:48am

Good luck in the days ahead/ We have learned the first few decades to take one day at a time and do what it tkes to survive and be posive. I have had 2 tendon operations in passed 3 months. Trigger finger nd de quervains. These are pretty common in T1 s as we live longer. they are both healed and back in the flow.

Sending positive energy your way.

Comment by Daniel on October 13, 2013 at 5:29pm

I hit 49 years in September. Hard to believe all that time has passed so quickly. At this point, and despite consistent A1c readings in the mid to upper 6's, it seems D related comps are starting to pile on. A whole new chapter for me; hopefully I'll navigate the waters in a successful fashion.

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


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