"Oh I forgot just one more thing that I've experienced while cruising. It was around 2004 and I fell severely ill with a gastro intestinal illness and had to visit the ships medical Dr. He had never seen an insulin pump before! So, while it in…"
"Hi Ron, I'm T1D for 53 years and have been on several cruises. The rooms are kept nice and cool and you should have control over the thermo in your room as well so refrigeration is not really necessary for I'm assuming less than 10 days…"
"I've been T1D for 53 years and currently on a pump. I would welcome an inhaled fast acting insulin but would only use it (assuming it's faster acting than Humalog) when my bg is unusually high and would be benefited more by a delivery…"
"I had the flu years ago and had not been getting the flu shot and ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks. It almost killed me. Flu virus often turns into pnuemonia and once it gets in your lungs (rememeber its a virus and antiobiotics don't work…"
"Hi Jen,Like DaveH, I am also a 52 year Joslin Medalist who has had T1D for 52 years. I am now 60 years old and in great health. I DO take a statin and am closely watched for cardio issues. They have found this to be a weak spot in the complication…"
"Well I guess I'm one of the few. I snack and graze all day. I eat very, very light meals due to my symptoms of gastroparesis. I don't snack on unhealthy things but I do graze alot. But yes, snacking is King in my world."
"I just wanted to add that greek yogurt or any flavored yogurt for that matter, has lots of sugars. Even though you may be counting the carbs in the product, it will rise your glucose level high as a rule."
"Contratulations Spock! The Joslin Medalists have a facebook based group site for Medalists if you aren't already a part of it. Either myself or Richard can help you with request to join if you are interested. Again...... way to go!"
"yes Both of my retinas had tiny tears that bleed a few months after my cataract surgery. The repair was painless for me. They tacked the tear with laser. No problems since and it's been over 2 years since it was done. How extensive is your tear…"
"For the study, the nerve conduction test as well as the vibration test was what they used to validate the diagnosis. I noticed that I could feel little whisps of things on my feet that were not there. I would describe it as like as if a hair had…"
"thank you for your reply. The mild neuropathy just started within the last few years, even with my great A1C's usually in the 5's. I'm sure it has something to do with the length of time I've had D. I'm hoping for a…"
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