Kirk Slusher
  • 61, Male
  • El Paso, TX
  • United States
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Long termer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terrie Oct 14, 2013. 5 Replies


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LadyNononoke liked Kirk Slusher's discussion Long termer
Oct 14, 2013
Kirk Slusher replied to Kirk Slusher's discussion 'Long termer'
"Test, take meds, test, take meds, control your food intake, test!!!"
Oct 14, 2013
Terry replied to Kirk Slusher's discussion 'Long termer'
"Congrats on your long term success with diabetes management. I agree that accepting responsibility for diabetes and doing whatever it takes are key components to success. I believe that "OCD" is driven by individual perspective. I…"
Oct 14, 2013
Kathy replied to Kirk Slusher's discussion 'Long termer'
""Do what you have to do" - that's exactly what it boils down to. (40 years for me)."
Oct 14, 2013
Kirk Slusher posted a discussion

Long termer

I recently passed year 56. My advice, control and learn. One thing I have learned is all of us long-termers are OCD. In 1957 I was told I had to take shots, I said fine but I am giving them. I started injecting when I was 5. I have given myself about 75000 shots. My highest BS was 880, when they flew me out of the Wyoming mountains when backpacking in 1978, before we could test blood glucose. My lowest was 15 when I was in the hospital at age 10. The most important thing you must do is do what…See More
Oct 14, 2013
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Aug 7, 2013
Kirk Slusher replied to Brubraja's discussion 'How do you all do it?' in the group Type1 for 30 Plus Years
"I have been doing this for 56 years. I was 5 when DXd. There is no end it is forever. I did very well for the first 45 years and then I burned out went to 4 psychologists for help, they kinda shrugged their shoulders, they do not know people like…"
Aug 7, 2013
Kirk Slusher commented on Robert Yancey's group 'Type1 for 30 Plus Years'
"Being so skinny for so many years it was strange when I could test, control BS and add muscle. By lifting I added 30 lbs off mostly muscle. When fat came I burned by doing aerobics 2-3 times a day, prepping for a backpacking trip. Good luck can be a…"
Apr 20, 2013

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At 6:18am on July 14, 2011, Linda G said…
Thanks for the reply Kirk! 54 years with diabetes. You were but a little squirt when diagnosed. Do you remember life B.D.? (Before Diabetes)
You're doing're A1c is a work of art, and judging by your profile pic, you are very active. Looking forward to hiking with your great grand kids :)
I'm 2 years younger than you, however haven't had it for nearly as long....but dang it, I'm going to be skiing with my oldest grandchild this Winter (he'll be turning 4 in November)!!
Keep at it!!
At 4:47am on July 14, 2011, Linda G said…
Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kirk......
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? Do you have any questions or comments?
At 7:24am on February 14, 2010, noor said…

At 4:13pm on January 7, 2010, clarence haynes said…
Dear KIRK, Thanks for wanting to be involved.At my young age of 92, I am amazed at the info that can be gleaned by learning to use this technology especially for diabetics over 90 making a difference all over the world.Our BLUE ROSE DIABETES FOUNDATION website will be up and running soon.We are a group of diabetics helping those who falls through the cracks.Check out our website, give us your opinion and seehow you can contribute.Your story needs to be told of how one that follow the rules CAN live a healthy diabetes life.Will keep in touch. AMIGO
At 8:40pm on August 29, 2009, Muhammad said…
Its really Great the fact that you lived all this years with diabetes and had no complications
I wish you love, health and happiness foreverr :)
At 10:52am on July 15, 2009, Linda G said…
You're welcome Kirk. Nice to have you in the fold....take care, and keep in touch....linda.
At 5:27pm on July 14, 2009, Linda G said…

Best Wishes on your Special Day Kirk. Wow....AMAZING A1c!!!
At 4:11pm on July 14, 2009, Chelsea said…
hi happy birthday
At 8:53am on July 14, 2009, Manny Hernandez said…
Happy birthday, Kirk!!! Have a great day!
At 8:17am on July 1, 2009, Tiffany Rodriguez said…
yea i test when i wake up, b4 brkfst, 2 hrs after, b4 lunch, 2 hrs after, b4 dinner, 2 hrs after and if i go to sleep late i test again before i do my Lantus and if i wake up middle of night low, test twice. so 7 to 10 tests a day. I take a shot every meal and at night lantus, between meals if i've ate fast food or sweets, ill take another shot to correct, so between 4 - 6 shots a day.



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