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Anyone With Type 1 And No Complications

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by static192, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. KK123

    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    One word Prancer, WOW!!!!!!! I do love reading about individual's stories, fabulous and an inspiration! x (May you prance about for ever) :)
     
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    prancer53 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, you. Doing good....!!!!!
     
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  3. MrGrumpyD

    MrGrumpyD Type 1 · Active Member

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    Had it three years .. T1...near lost my legs ...both of them .. now need quad by pass on heart owing to D issues and list gos on .. had nothing but **** and hell since I got D ...

    So at the other end of the scale ... as most I see or hear of on heart do t have many maybe some .. but I have 6 dif complications owing from D ....including depression and eating disorder .....

    Joys of D
     
  4. Duotrans

    Duotrans Type 1 · Member

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    Hi Fairygodmother
    Carpal tunnel I know but curiosity asks what’s trigger finger.
    Shining a light on this would be appreciated
     
  5. bgst

    bgst Type 1 · Member

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    T1 diabetes for 27 years (on insulin) with no diabetes related complications (a few sports injuries, but none can be blamed on diabetes!) Learned a lot about controlling my diabetes when I did a few marathons and iron man triathlons - but if you want to see someone really “hit the wall”, try having a hypo when you are doing a marathon - cost me at least an hour!

    Key for me: exercise, healthy eating, many many many blood tests to keep control, especially during exercise
     
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  6. Big_Col

    Big_Col Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Coming up on 20 years. Eat pretty much what I want, only had minimal training at diagnosis and guess on insulin.

    So no complications.

    Every DN always says they've never seen anyone like me. o_O

    Could be the physical job. :***:
     
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    suhiib · Newbie

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    can i talk with you facebook ?
     
  8. Nelly.libar

    Nelly.libar · Member

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    Why don’t we keep this thread going? It’s a good one and very encouraging to me. I was down past few weeks and this thread picked me up.
     
  9. Fairygodmother

    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    50+ years of T1 now and still no complications. No Nabarro medal yet due to lockdown, but I’d rather look at the green leaves and the sprouting veg and flower seedlings than flaunt a medal on the daily exercise outing. What’s a medal (or a Care badge and applause for that matter!) compared to staying alive and feeling ok. I’ve a new right knee, too, which is brilliant now. I’m a happy old bird, currently advised to stay well away from others due to age.
    My blood sugars aren’t always perfect but I’m lucky in that I have physical responses to highs and lows that make me really want to keep between 4.8 and 7.5. Always have done, and the new tech makes it very much easier.
    I wouldn’t have lasted this long without the NHS, nor would a great many of us. I become dangerously angry at the way they’ve been undervalued, insufficiently protected, a resource to be sold, disposable . . .
     
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  10. Nelly.libar

    Nelly.libar · Member

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    This is really good news (for a change)...anybody else ?
     
  11. mooshk

    mooshk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So I'm 26 years in (diagnosed at 4), and I've had diabulimia for 8 years with my hba1c being 111-114 (12.6)over the last 5. No sight loss, or organ damage. My endocrinologist last stated "I don't understand why you're not dead?!" I've also survived covid-19. No I have absolutely no idea how or why. I'm guessing genes and luck to be honest . I think it really just depends, and not something we have a lot of control over.
     
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    No complications 40+ years in my only advice is test and correct if necessary.

    If you drive park away from destination and walk the extra block.

    Avoid automation where possible use manual strength for instance use screwdriver rather than drill driver, use percussion tool rawl tool to drill holes for plugsin brick and block. Mix plaster by hand not mixer, use stairs rather than lift. Run rather than walk, Cycle rather than bus. Lift before trolley. Avoid central heating till your mid 40s.

    Above all keep active some of the above you will no doubt hear from wife or boss use drill or trolley wheels its quicker, for me i was never to a couple of minutes either way.
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 53 and have to admit using a mixing paddle for plaster, but that's 3 bags (75kg) in the day :p
     
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    London36_ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m T1 31 years no complications
     
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