"Hey everyone, I've had T1 for 37 year, my dad is going on 50+ years, my sister 36 years and my brother about 30 years. Most of us complication free. They told me I have mild gastroparesis this year. Not sure I believe it. But fight the good…"
What I want to know, is how has the disease EFFECTED our thinking, the ways we do things , organize, etc. no longer conscious/aware, having BEEN diabetics THIS (@)#*@#*@ long! So fundamental a part of us... what have we forgotten, no…"
"Hi Marion, it seems like you may be new here. Welcome to tudiabetes! I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. I remember the glass syringes and metal needles. I used them for many years. hen there were barbs on the needles we used a whet rock and…"
"Having had Type 1 since I was 11 (I'm 61 now), I remember a lot of stuff I'd like to forget. Pee in a test tube ('nuf said there), also the glass syringes with the big thick needles. The thought of using one of those today takes my…"
I believe Annabelle is right. The team at Joslin is relatively flexible in terms of documentation. However, since those of us in the study are part of a research cohort, they need to have some rules. I do recall that family members can be…"
"Great Job Marion Mifsud!
Re the ongoing discussion of recognition, I think they have processes to help people whose records are AWOL get the recognition they've earned? I recall Richard157 Vaughn detailing this in some of his posts on the…"
"I too are in the same situation as Spock, there is no one that I know of who can verify my diagnoses in 1959. The hospital doesn't keep records that far back. At the time it was a small Catholic hospital. It has grown some but my records…"
"Congratulations, Annabelle! WOW!
Yes. I tried my cousins (one has alzheimers and one is just not all there with so many health problems)and my 90 year old uncle, my only living family pre-marriage. We were distanced from each other and no one…"
"It doesn't have to be an actual document from a hospital or doctor. I got my medal 2 years ago & like you I have no parents/siblings around, & the hospital doesn't have records going back that far. But I asked my cousins & 2 of…"
"I think it's worthwhile to point out that while the medal used to be at 25 years, but now 25 years is just a certificate.
That is astounding progress. It used to be rare for a T1 to live for 25 years after diagnosis. Now it's worth noting,…"
"I had to laugh, Marion. The line I got was that I would never live to be 50--the doctors actually told me that at 10 years old. I drank some champagne on my 50th birthday in celebration of how wrong they were. ;D
I think the medal has to do with…"
"Thanks so much, Capin, but I have no accesss to documention. I contacted the hospital and they have nothing back that far, not even the cards suggested in the ap package or micrfiche of records destroyed. The doctor would probably be over 100 now. I…"
"Congratulations Spock! 50 years is an amazing achievement and garners my awe and inspiration.
In a quick review of the Joslin 50 year medal you may still be able to apply if interested: http://www.joslin.org/medalist/apply_now.html.
It appears that…"
"Do the records actually have to be from 50 years ago? Or if you had a letter (or other document) from, say, 20 years ago that stated when you were diagnosed, would that be enough?
I think there is a 25-year award that I could apply for in 3.5 years,…"
(keep quiet) In 52 years there has been a couple events to forget. The scariest one of a low blood sugar . Left the place that I was working at and an hour later I woke up driving around in a farmers field 80 kilometers away from where I had started. Not a good feeling. No road maps or street signs to let me know where I was at.
I do not know if I am late for your Birthday wishes?
Do you mind if I ask you if you are Maltese or of Maltese descent?
Saw your name on Linda's page and I said Wow another Maltese here. Your surname is typically Maltese.
Hi Marion - figured we long term diabetics should stick together . Sorry to hear about all your problems with Medtronics. I'm hoping when I need help with adjusting my insulin requirements on my pump I don't have too much problem (peri-menopause is causing some probs for me). I'm pretty well self taught on the pump, as I had no english speaking diabetic educator here where I live in Canada (my endo didn't want me going on one). So, I've had to learn to take care of myself, even prior to pumps, as I find medical folks I see know next to nothing about diabetes. I just have had to learn to educate myself over the years, be my own guinea pig (next life I come back as a well fed one ). Anyway, hang in there. BTW, am coming out to FL next month - so if you hear of some freakish sailing accident (due to us never having sailed in the oceans with tides - tho' we've taken courses) - pray that we don't damage the boat we're chartering (tho' still not sure about doing this just with my hubby - we may strangle each other when we decide the other one is shouting out the wrong orders - doesn't pay to both be Captains of one ship ). Anna from Montreal http://www.diabetes1.org/blogs/Annas_Blog
The Diabetes Hands Foundation and Diabetes Advocates Program is proud to announce and congratulate the members of DA who were granted scholarships to attend diabetes conferences in 2013! Thanks to a generous grant from Novo Nordisk, in 2013 we were … Continue Reading
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