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Lol so true i have had it since a baby (since 1975) and there were no blood test devices and injections were from a glass syringe cleaned and kept in alcohol with harpoons on the end!!!!!!!!!!!! Then the 80's disposable plastic syringes arrived and blood testers.In the last 10years we finally got jet injectors, insulin pumps, direct line iports to the liver.AND research into inhailers ,Cgm's with pumps, even pills...Statistics are built up from decades of figures, and when people die its mostly about luck anyway, catched flu,got hit by a bus,the healthiest of people can drop dead without having anything wrong at all, figures are just that, figures, lol you might be the one who lives to 150 to balance those who get hit by buses!
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My opinion is, that there is not much point in living to a greatage until science can preserve the brain to a good degreee .
Since the only time I had a level of over 13 was the morning before I had a hospital operation
( normal 5.2) and that I am on slow release Metformin, taken the night before.. So there should have been no consequent spike, is that stress plays a great part in ill health.
We should therefore only worry about having a good low carb diet, taking some fun exercise and try to relax.
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I must say that I find a lot of the emails really unhelpful, and actually downright depressing at times. I know that we should be vigilant about this condition, because it is serious and needs a lot of attention in order to maintain health. But these emails, which basically come with gloomy headlines and frankly misleading statistics, can really be counterproductive. I got one during a horrible day last year and frankly had a good weep at work - this is not what diabetes support groups are supposed to do!
Like you say, it's stress that is often the uncontrollable factor in diabetes. I'm beginning to find the super-positive American style Type One mentality far more attractive than the limited life-span promoters that seem to dominate in Europe. Type one is such a varied group of people, with only diabetes in common, that making these claims is practically meaningless unless you qualify them or make them more specific.
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Oh dear, how horrible. None of us, not even the "healthy" people, know how long we have to live. That's in the hands of God, fate, whatever else you want to call it. Control the things that you can and try not to worry about the rest.
"The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us." Quentin Crisp
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