Yep, 51 years and glad to be free of those bubbling vials of chemical blood sugar test explosions.
Did you mean urine sugar ?
I suppose that is what it was technically
Woot! How exciting!
I remember vividly my doctor’s saying I’d never see age 35, but here I am, better than ever.
Congrats, @Laura_S, That’s great news.
Apply for your medal at Joslin. Medalist Program at Joslin Diabetes Center
I have the two Lilly, but forgot to look into the Joslin!
How wonderful,congratulations! Nancy50
The dr told that I wouldn’t make it to 30 . At 9 years old that was frightening to say the least. Well, 57 years later I am blessed to still be here.
Congratulations to you for hanging in there. The best is still to come. God bless you!
I think if we didn’t get the newer insulins, bg testing, pumps, etc, many of us 50+ ers wouldn’t be here!
I remember being told I would lose my vision or a leg within 25-30 years. I recall going to an ADA meeting (both T1, T2s) with my parents, and there were more older folks that didn’t look too well (one in wheel chair with 1/2 leg) and freaked me out. At that time I had no idea of T1 vs T2, and wondered if I would end up like them.
I was told in 1987 that type 1 would be cured in 5 years.
And that I should feel lucky because people fortunate to live 30 years past diagnosis will be blind and missing toes if not legs.
Lucky for me fast Approaching 35 years, I. Still in good shape, but that 5 years to a cure thing never materialized.
I know exactly what you you’re talking about! Was 9 yrs old in 1971 when I became diabetic , I too thought I wouldn’t make it to 30 yrs cause that’s what they told us - my older sister became T1D at the same time. So 51 yrs for us too.
Oh, another August. 52 yrs. Honestly my poor arthritic knees bother me more than anything! I’m thin but I need a good exercise program for aches and pains. And I need cataract surgery, if they ever bother to fit me in.
I sure hope they do Laura. We have the same problems in Canada, that’s for sure.
For your poor knees, have a look at Youtube videos by Physical therapists Bob & Brad. Lovely pair, just remembering them makes me feel better. I don’t have knee pain, but some of their exercises have helped me hugely with my shoulder pain. Plenty of suggestions for those of us who are neither very young nor very athletic. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=bob+%26+brad+knees
Oh I love love love them! One of them is fighting an illness right now. I feel so bad for him.
Laura, me too! I’m ashamed to say, my first reaction to the video about Bob’s Ataxia and its effect on his speech was alarm for myself, thinking how badly I will miss their double act if they can’t continue. But since then I often think sadly of them both and hope for the best possible outcome.
Even here, Bob has helped and educated me. I have been struggling with various symptoms which may add up to MS. Hearing that Bob tested negative for MS, but positive for another form of Ataxia, I Googled “Ataxia” and realised that there are several forms. One of them seems to fit me better than MS and would explain my worst symptom. I would most likely never have come across this without Bob’s candour.
Even gluten intolerance can cause it. I hope he feels better soon. The two of them supply a wealth of information, with humor and it’s much needed.
I could be wrong, but I have the impression that B & B are already avoiding gluten. Certainly in my case my VLC diet means I avoid gluten entirely, but that has not saved me from all sorts of health problems.