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At 8:20am on May 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Tsk....guess I shouldn't complain!! Of our 2 children, our eldest is a "girl"....27! She's the mom of our youngest grandson...20 months old. Our son is 2 years younger than our daughter, and is the dad to a 4, and a 2 year old. As well, I have been spoiled in that they all live in the same community...in fact they all live in our house at the moment as they had shared the mortgage of one large house, bought jointly last Summer, which went to a fire in January and lost everything. Thankfully they had insurance!
linda

At 7:12am on May 6, 2012, Linda G said…

Morning Shoshana...luv the name :)
Thank you for adding me to your circle of friends!
Having been dx in 1936, has allowed you to see a bucket full of changes in diabetes management over the years! Bet YOU could tell us a few stories!!! I have 2 children and 3 grandchildren (all boys...would be nice to see a little girl in the configuration).
I was dx in 2006 with type 2....but I'm pretty sure I had it long before.
Many hugs....linda in canada.

At 3:46am on May 6, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hello Shoshana lovely to meet you :)

At 12:13pm on May 5, 2012, Linda G said…

Bravo on being a featured member shoshana ♥

At 2:55pm on May 4, 2012, jrtpup said…

Shoshana, did you get the info about my cousin? I sent it in a message which you should get in an email instead of a comment.

At 10:38am on May 4, 2012, Patricia Bason said…

Hello Shoshana I just heard about the longevity of your diabetes and just wanted to say I think it is inspirational. Many Congratulations to you on your wonderful achievement. Tricia :) x

At 9:18am on May 4, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

Shoshana,
You are an incredible inspiration!!

At 8:41am on May 4, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Shoshana- Congrats on being a featured member. I hadn't realized you were diabetic for over 70 years. WOW !! I am sure you have seen a lot in the changing treatment of D. Mazel Tov !
Cat =^..^=

At 8:32am on May 4, 2012, Maycri said…

Thanks! Is a Lolcat :)

At 7:40am on May 4, 2012, robydobydo said…

we are blessed.
If I did not have type 1 I think I would be dead by now
workinfg on 55years with type 1 hope to make it to 80years old to see my grandsons graduatew.
I am 59 yrs
Thank you Robert

At 9:39am on May 3, 2012, DoctorWrite said…

Thanks for the welcome, Shoshana. Suddenly I don't feel as though I'm wandering alone in the wildnerness. I was diagnosed with Type II last June. I inject 30 units from a trusty Lantus Solostar pen between 10 and 10:30pm. I went into a diabetic coma last year and very lucky to be alive. Imagine waking up in hospital after four days and being told you're diabetic. I have been walking and trying to eat right but can't seem to lose weight. Also, back in December, my Alc was 7. Lately though my blood sugar is constantly high. I don't want to keep doing more and more medicine. Hopefully there are others of like mind on this forum with suggestions to help me. Thanks again, Shoshana for the welcome.

At 7:37am on May 3, 2012, Carla said…

Hi Shoshana, thanks so much for the welcome. I'm sure I will learn alot, I'm so looking forward to it. Blessings to you and yours.

At 10:23am on May 1, 2012, TONy101365 said…

Hello shoshana27: Thank you for the kind words. I'm a Federal Retiree and have Blue Cross and Blue Shield Standard Option which pays for may pump with minimal cost for me. However I have heard so much about the infections and the practicality of the pump that I have chosen not use one. Believe it or not I have even been mailed two pumps and I do not wish to use one. I got Diabetes Type 1 back in 1985 before the meters and all the stuff that is now available and maybe my A1C may improve with a pump but I do not want to take the chance of infections, complications and been uncomfortable with one. I Thank You however and I'm pleased to meet you.

At 9:18am on May 1, 2012, jrtpup said…

Shoshana, I keep forgetting to tell you that my cousin lives in Forest Hills - 69th I think?

Would you consider writing a narrative about being in France during the war? I know I'd be very interested to hear what it was like, as would many others!

At 9:12am on May 1, 2012, jrtpup said…

Shoshana, all I can say is WOW! Mazel Tov!

At 5:19pm on April 30, 2012, HannaPancreaticallyChallenged said…
Thank you
At 9:35pm on April 21, 2012, Brigitte said…

thank you to add me as a friend. I can't imagine a child, a diabetic child with type 1 during the war. Do you think there was french insulin during these bad times? Your family was American? I remembered that I asked an Endo about "how a type 1 could survive during the War? And he couldn't said a word. Have a nice day. Today it's election time here.

At 12:22pm on April 21, 2012, Brigitte said…

thank yiu for your answer! I hope you're well. Did you live in Paris during the war?

At 7:07am on April 21, 2012, Marie B said…

shoshana, you can buy a TuDiabetes T-shirt here

http://store.diabeteshandsfoundation.org/SearchResults.asp?Cat=21

At 8:54am on April 20, 2012, Marie B said…

hi shoshana, hope you're doing well today, thanks for welcoming new members, it's wonderful to have someone who's had it for such a long time and still active welcome new members.

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