I’m late to this discussion; I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on July 24, 1976 at age 7. That is 31 (going on 32 years) ago. Does that make me “middle-aged” or a “youngster”? … LOL! At the time, the U.S. had just finished celebrating its bi-centennial, so the 4th of July celebrations were bigger than usual. Just to give you some perspective, that was before blood glucose meters and testing existed, so I used Clintest urine testing (a real joy). But it was also before the synthetic insulin (which is pure crap, IMHO) emerged. Since being switched to synthetic insulin, I have never experienced hypoglycemia “symptoms” and my control is, quite frankly, far LESS stable on this stuff (analogs, rDNA “human” insulin) than it was on highly-purified pork insulin. BTW, the purity level of porcine insulin in 1976 was 99%; today the purity level of rDNA insulin is only 97%.