"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
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 great...you'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!!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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