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The family and diabetes. by JB.

Started this discussion. Last reply by angelic 1 Jan 2, 2012. 6 Replies

Johnben' return..

Started this discussion. Last reply by FatCatAnna Mar 11, 2012. 19 Replies

Johnben thinking about Spring!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pastelpainter Nov 12, 2011. 5 Replies

 

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nel left a comment for Johnben.
"A bit of un update about Johanna, JohnBen's wife .I called Johanna about 2 weeks ago to have a bit of a chat ( after all we have the same background genes ...from the Netherlands ...and neither of us spoke Dutch during the chat) Johanna has…"
Jan 28, 2013
drewgolden replied to Johnben.'s discussion 'Part-2 of my 50-year diabetes travels.'
"Ugh! I hate it when I am offline for a few years. So sorry to hear of Johnben's passing (if true.) Many enjoyable conversations and experiences have been shared over the years and the diabetic community will miss his inspirational stories and…"
Nov 17, 2012
Josephine A Ni Dhomhnaill replied to Johnben.'s discussion 'Part-2 of my 50-year diabetes travels.'
"May he rest in peace. I remember the oranges very well and also wondered why couldn't I just inject them."
Nov 7, 2012
Zoe replied to Johnben.'s discussion 'Part-2 of my 50-year diabetes travels.'
"I believe JohnBen passed away since this post, Don. Not that he can't still inspire us to discussion!"
Nov 6, 2012
shoshana27 left a comment for Johnben.
"I WIN---I'VE HAD TYPE 1 FOR 75 YEARS---KEEP SMILING---I AM NOW 78& A HALF."
Apr 27, 2012
FatCatAnna replied to Johnben.'s discussion 'Johnben' return..'
"Glad to see you alive and kicking!!! I'm like you - dealing with other things in life - so haven't been here at Tudiabetes much. What kind of PC did you get?"
Mar 11, 2012
Equestrian replied to Johnben.'s discussion 'Johnben' return..'
"JohnBen was a wonderful, cool gentleman. I read every post he made on numerous sites. He was knowledgeable, humorous and compassionate to all. I have a feeling he will stay in touch. I hope so."
Mar 11, 2012
Peetie replied to Johnben.'s discussion 'Johnben' return..'
"So sorry to hear of your loss Wayne. I will miss your dad's humourous posts. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Joanne"
Mar 8, 2012

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community spirit and info,can I help some?
Date diagnosed
December 20, 1960
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5.9
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Shots

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Type-2's will have enough insulin being produced but the insulin receptors on the cells cannot accept the insulin. At the same time insulin is produced, C-Peptides are also produced. Therefore in typ…

Posted on February 1, 2009 at 8:46pm 1 Comment

Type-2's will have enough insulin being produced but the insulin receptors on the cells cannot accept the insulin. At the same time insulin is produced, C-Peptides are also produced. Therefore in type-2's you will find plenty of C-Peps but the insulin comes to a closed door and drugs have to be taken to open the doors, (the keys). Type-1's don't produce insulin and C-Peps will therefore be low, indicating type-1 diabetes. See below.

The amount of C-peptide in the blood can indicate…
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THE TRUTH ABOUT DIABETES !

Posted on February 1, 2009 at 1:23pm 11 Comments

Yes I know today with the pump, life MAY BE A BIT EASIER, but the basics remain the same. There will be people who pay no attention to this. Your bad luck! If you want the truth about diabetes read this .

I post this letter from time to time because it seems to help a lot of newbies and not so newbies to live better with diabetes. Hope you think so also. . I have 48 years of diabetes at 5 needles per day and 10 blood tests daily and have some nice complications.

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How it was in 1960 to get type-1 diabetes. by JOHNBEN.

Posted on January 30, 2009 at 2:30pm 7 Comments

HOW LIFE WAS FOR THE DIABETIC IN 1960.



I have to smile when I hear people complaining that they now have diabetes. At this time with the bloodglucose monitors life for the diabetic is so immensely improved over the time when I became a type-1 diabetic in 1960.



Let me tell you why!



Just before Christmas 1960 when Johanna my wife had just baked all the good stuff I liked to eat so very much, life suddenly changed so completely for me that I really felt very, very… Continue

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At 5:44pm on January 28, 2013, nel said…

A bit of un update about Johanna, JohnBen's wife .I called Johanna about 2 weeks ago to have a bit of a chat ( after all we have the same background genes ...from the Netherlands ...and neither of us spoke Dutch during the chat) Johanna has taken a course in grief counselling , which she felt very helpful ;met other people with similar circumstances .Her back is still a concern ; I recall JB writing about that . Her family spread out : in Ontario and BC ; they are regularly in touch with her .She was very clear, that she is not ready to move ut of their home on the Island .Many memories !!I asked her permission , if OK to post in a few words how she is managing .I promised I would call again .

At 6:35pm on April 27, 2012, shoshana27 said…

I WIN---I'VE HAD TYPE 1 FOR 75 YEARS---KEEP SMILING---I AM NOW 78& A HALF.

At 2:20pm on January 13, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

This is a big loss for the TuDiabetes family... you will be missed, Johnben!

At 4:34pm on January 12, 2012, Linda G said…

Oh my goodness. What a shock!! My deepest condolences, Wayne, to you and all of John's family. Know that you are held in prayer.

At 4:13pm on January 12, 2012, Emily Coles said…

Johnben was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1960, and awarded the Joslin medal several years ago.  He passed away from a heart attack on January 6, 2012.

At 2:44pm on January 12, 2012, Andreina Davila said…

Sorry for your loss Wayne. Thank you so much for letting us know.

At 10:02am on January 12, 2012, catlover said…

So sorry to hear of Johnben's passing. He was a great example of living successfully with D for 52 years. We will miss his humor and funny quips on this site. I am glad he passed peacefully with his beloved wife at his side. RIP Johnben !!!

At 2:39pm on January 11, 2012, Doris D said…

I'm so sorry Wayne!! My prayers are with JoHnben. My prayers are with your family too. He will be so missed around here!! Please know that we loved him & love you and your mom so much! THANK YOU for leting us know.

At 8:28pm on February 14, 2011, David G. said…
Hi. I've applied for that Joslin medal also. Actually been a diabetic since 1958, Dec. Just wondering -from the time you sent the application in till you received the medal-how long was it? Did a Canada Post trace on the Expresspost letter and it was received on Feb 9,2011. Also, did you have to send a photo or something else to them for whatever reason or reasons. I was planning on having our local paper do a feature on me as I believe that not many people are aware of this recognition and probably deserve it if for no other reason as motivation and inspiration for the other people out there that have to deal with this as well.
At 9:25am on January 9, 2011, Marie B said…
hey Johnben, please re read the comment Kristin wrote to you on April 27, 2010 - see it below? where she says "click here" - read that, it explains what happened to your discussion.
 
 
 

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