I am pleased that my life story has been published on another site and is available in its new revised form with additions, deletions, completely edited for spelling and grammatical errors and with pictures added. The creator and owner of my home site made this announcement:
I am thrilled to announce the publication of our first eBook, written by our very own Richard. Richard was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1945, just two short decades after the discovery of insulin. As he explains: “Prior to the discovery of insulin there were several treatments for diabetes. Those treatments included bleeding, opium, starvation, exercise and diets. A diet low in carbs and high in fat and protein was sometimes used. Without the availability of insulin these treatments extended the lives of diabetics by approximately one year.”
When you stop to think about how little we knew about diabetes back in the early 1940s, the story becomes even more remarkable.
I want to publicly thank Richard for all of the time he took to catalog his experiences. It’s an intriguing and personal look into the history of diabetes care in this country. I hope you find his story as inspiring as I do.