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Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by pete whyatt, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. pete whyatt

    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Hello,
    New to creating a thread, although I have received the newsletter and been a member for some time.
    Today, December 4th, 2014, I celebrate 50 years to the day since I started injections for type 1 diabetes. Entered hospital as a 14 year old boy on December 3rd, 1964, and started the jabs on the 4th. Seems a long time ago, and managed to overcome the problems of diabetes at school, work, and now into retirement. Developed asthma, blood pressure problems, had a large number of teeth removed two weeks ago, and recently diagnosed with a heart murmur, so I have increased the exercise, eating more fruit and vegetables ang generally improved further the healthier lifestyle, in the hope of another 50 years!!!!
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow 50 years is fantastic! What an achievement
     
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    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi and welcome, you have obviously had very good control over the years, well done.
    Guess you must have seen some changes in treatment methods over the years ?,
    Keep it up
     
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    Lisbet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!! Have you got your 50yr medal yet?! Am due for mine next autumn (need to ask to see gp's record to get exact date so I can celebrate!). It's only since reading lots online that I realised how few people there are like us and I feel so proud that I've lived so well with it and never doubted I'd be around after 50yrs of T1 - many younger people seem to think they're doomed post diagnosis sadly - really upsets me that they fret so much, instead of getting on with a more positive attitude. Boy am I going to party on my 'diaversity'!! Hope you will too.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Congratulations! Oh and welcome to the forum.
     
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    Snowy12 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A big congratulations to you,and welcome to the forum.Keep Well Andrea.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Happy diaversity Peter, wow 50 years, what an achievement that is, you're a star, well done.:D

    All the best RRB :)
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello Peter and welcome to the forum. Many congratulations on reaching 50 years of insulin injections. I'm a couple of months behind you as diagnosed Easter 1965 aged 4 1/2.
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Peter......I'm also not too far away from the 50 years. Time flies that's for sure
     
  11. pete whyatt

    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks very much indeed.
     
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    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Time certainly does fly, Keep smiling it only gets better.
     
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    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    You certainly started young, Look forward to reaching the fifty.
     
  14. pete whyatt

    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks very much, take care of yourself.
     
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    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Many thanks, will apply for the medal this week. As you say, the secret is to not let the diabetes get to you. My original specialist said it is a disorder not a disease, and I feel I have diabetes, not diabetes has me. Take great care of yourself, and many thanks.
     
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    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    yes things have changed a bit, the old metal syringes soaked in surgical spirit were the worst. Thanks again.
     
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    daddys1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on 50 years, a fantastic achievement....
     
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    Lisbet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think Diabetes UK or JDRF should hold an annual shin dig for everyone who reaches 50 yrs of T1 every year! Would be great to exchange notes, laugh at the good and bad times and have some recognition for our 50 years of time (like porridge or hard labour sometimes!). God I think that's a brilliant idea though I say so myself....
     
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    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you very much indeed, it's been a long haul but worth it
     
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    pete whyatt Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks very much indeed, good to be in touch with everyone. All the best for the future,
     
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