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 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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