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50 years with type 1 diabetes.

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by CarbsRok, Apr 10, 2015.

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  1. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On the 5th of April 2015 I reached the milestone of 50 years on insulin with no complications :)
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Congratulations and well done.

    RRB
     
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  3. catherinecherub

    catherinecherub · Guest

    That is marvellous and well done you.:)
     
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  4. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That is a remarkable achievement CarbsRok, very well done and hope you get to the 75 year mark :)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Well done... So lovely to hear this. Complications have to be the worst fears.... So thank you for giving us all hope!!!
     
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    Not sure to say 'well done' or not. I never thought that I would be still using insulin after 49yrs :( I thought that I would only have diabetes for 10 or 15yrs and then a cure would be found. Amazing how time flies by and we all just get on with our lives as best we can.
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Really pleased for you, hope I can emulate that 3ish years and counting lol
     
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  8. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Lol I was told there would be a cure within 5 years, that was 45 years ago. Mind you as they haven't found a cure for the common cold, I doubt diabetes is high on the list :)
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I was told a cure within 20 years-30+ years ago!!!
    Told I would get complications, a shorter life and a medal at 25 years..all bulls**t currently!!
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There used to be 15 year medal, but they were stopped when the British diabetic association decided far to many people were living way beyond the 15 year mark so they then took the 25 year medal away as well.
    Looking on the bright side the 50 year medal will probably go soon as well as so many living way beyond this date :)
     
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    Heathenlass Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations ! :)

    Here's to the next 25 !

    Signy
     
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  12. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    More congratulations than an actual 50th birthday-lol:):)
     
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    Remember coming home from hospital and crying my eyes out after being diagnosed, my dad said don't worry as medical science was moving at a fast pace and they'd likely be a cure in the next 10 years.............that was 33 years ago :rolleyes:
     
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    I am hoping that within the next 5 to 10yrs, technology will change how diabetics control their glucose levels re cgm for sure and pumps becoming the artificial pancreas......
     
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    I am not type 1, but having even only a small idea of what you need to do EVERY DAY year in and year out makes me marvel at your fantastic resolve and determination. SALUTE !!!
     
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    linda321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done CarbsRock! And to everyone else who has been diabetic for a good number of years. You are all very inspiring to me as a 'newcomer' to insulin!
     
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    Congratulations CarbsRok, what an inspiration to all of us :)
     
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    Just WOW!
     
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    respect to you Sir !!
     
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    Very well done Sir!
     
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