Live interview with two long-time type 1 members of TuDiabetes: Tom and Richard

Tom and Richard were both diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in the 1940's. Hear them share their stories about 70 years of diabetes care!

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Comment by Richard157 on November 1, 2013 at 2:50pm

I did not see this discussion until today. I'm glad Tom saw it and made replies. Maybe we will be asked to make another video in the future.

Comment by Darcey on April 14, 2013 at 11:11am

Great job guys . There is a good life with diabetes .

Comment by shoshana27 on February 16, 2013 at 1:39am


Comment by shoshana27 on February 16, 2013 at 1:38am

the only thing i still have is the glass syringe without the needle & will never get rid of it......IT IS MY ANTIC.

Comment by shoshana27 on February 16, 2013 at 1:34am

there are many more but we don't know about them.this TUDIABETES opened up a new world for me. i am learning so much & making friends.i'm sure we all learn from each other :)

Comment by tom b on February 15, 2013 at 7:19pm
@shoshana: In my 70 years of T1, there have been only three other people I have communicated with who have diabetes longer than me. The first was a man who worked for my father at UPS in the 1040s - he was T2. The second was the girl in the 8th grade - she didn't know I was diabetic, and I didn't know she was diabetic. I found out about her at the 50th reunion, after she had passed away. The third was one of the brothers from Syracuse, at Joslin in 2005. And you are the fourth!
Comment by shoshana27 on February 13, 2013 at 6:30pm

TOM B yes every thing was the same in france i suppose...except food was healthy & every thing was weighed raw & then cooked.i was very strict with food

Comment by tom b on February 13, 2013 at 6:08pm
@shoshana27 - Since your first years of diabetes were in France, I'm curious whether the Benedict's solution urine test was also used in France during those years. I don't think there was anything else, but figured I had better ask.
Comment by shoshana27 on February 13, 2013 at 5:14pm

riva greenberg you are so right about so many things you said.i agree with you.

Comment by shoshana27 on February 13, 2013 at 4:33pm




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