Donald H. Jones
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Marps Dec 14, 2009. 5 Replies

I am new - joined 12-12-09 and already have had some welcome responses.Here is a condensed version of my upcoming 5,000+ word story of a 4 generation history of a diabetic family.My grandfather died…Continue

 

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Sweet Lady commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"I enjoyed this story and agree with you about the medical industry. Unfortunately, when medical care is driven by economics, cures get left out of the picture. Like you, Steve R., I was diagnosed in 1966 and only later learned that my life would be…"
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pancreaswanted commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"thanks os much for sharing your story, really interesting to read. i am under no illusions that we will ever have a cure either."
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Doris D commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"We owe our lines to ur dad & ur son. I apperacete thm GREATLY for when I was diagnosed in the 70's for all that they done. It even goes to urg-father. I have a family history of D myself and have lost quite a few family member's the…"
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Clare commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"I was diagnosed in 1975 well before blood glucose meters, pumps, cgm's etc, but well after we had stopped having to boil our syringes. The single biggest development in diabetes care over the last almost century is the disposible syringe. The…"
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BriannaM commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"Unfortunately that seems to be the case. Every new diagnosed person told that the ever elusive "cure" is only 5 yrs. away. Unfortunately we are a part of the health care industry, so instead of a patient we often become another number.…"
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Betty J commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"I too am cynical, I agree with what you said the Diabetes field is a for profit business. I have lived with this disease for over 50 years and I guess my enthusiasm has worn me down. But I don't voice how I feel so others won't inherit my…"
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NatalieHodge commented on Donald H. Jones's blog post 'The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry'
"very well thought out post!! MY grandfather too had diabetes, probably lada and lived to the ripe old age of 87... I remember his sugar free jello at holidays... I am healthy ( well that's debatable, ha ha ) but a year ago my 12 year old…"
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The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry

THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIABETIC INDUSTRYI never knew my grandfather. He died in 1914 at the age of thirty-nine of what is now called Juvenile onset diabetes (Type 1). This was ten years before I was born. In 1934, at the same age, my father was diagnosed with the same disease. I was nine years old at the time. The family doctor assured him that if he followed a rigid diet, (which allowed honey) he might survive. Obviously my father soon discovered that insulin was by now being used as a treatment…See More
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Not sure
Date diagnosed
November 19, 1960
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6,4
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots

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The Evolution Of The Diabetic Industry

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THE EVOLUTION OF THE DIABETIC INDUSTRY

I never knew my grandfather. He died in 1914 at the age of thirty-nine of what is now called Juvenile onset diabetes (Type 1). This was ten years before I was born.

In 1934, at the same age, my father was diagnosed with the same disease. I was nine years old at the time. The family doctor assured him that if he followed a rigid diet, (which allowed honey) he might survive. Obviously my father soon discovered that insulin was by now being…

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At 7:27am on February 3, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONALD!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 5:21am on February 3, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 2:43pm on February 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Donald...
Best Wishes NOW...and for the rest of the year!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
Wow...you haven't been on in such a long time...is everything ok?

At 4:44am on February 3, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,Donald. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 10:08pm on December 13, 2009, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 4:31pm on December 13, 2009, Kristin said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes Donald! I'm so glad that you joined our community! I hope that you will feel right at home here. I am sure that you have much wisdom to share with all your years of experience with diabetes!
At 2:40pm on December 13, 2009, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family Donald! I got diagnosed with Type 1 in 1973 at 10. I bet you have some good old war stories for us huh?
At 12:27pm on December 13, 2009, Linda G said…
Welcome Home Donald! I'm sure you can teach a lot of us a thing or two!!!

I am happy that you are reading this and that you are a member of the growing TuDiabetes family.

Since the community was formed back in early 2007, lots of things have changed. Also since then, lots of new members have joined: we're now nearly 11,300 members. So, new members and new features means it never hurts to refresh how things work around the community.

If you haven't read it, I invite you to take a few minutes to go through our New Member Guide. If you have been a member for a while but have let a little dust accumulate on your TuDiabetes account, you will find it very useful. If you joined just recently, you will find it EVEN MORE handy.

If you don't find answers to a question you may have, never hesitate to ask. Click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of any page and one of the members of our Admin team (you can see their faces on the bottom right side of any page) will get back to you shortly.
At 10:28am on December 13, 2009, Marie B said…
hello, Donald, welcome! It's not often I get to welcome someone who's had it longer than I have (42 years). that's an awesome a1c, too. Are you going to get your Joslin medal next year? Leave a comment on my page if you have any questions about the community. You will find many smart and caring people here.
At 8:01am on December 13, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Hello Donald,
It's an honor to have you in the community! Glad you read about us on Diabetes Forecast.

In the meantime, let me recommend you read our New Member Guide, so you can make the most of the TUDIabetes family:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
 
 
 

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