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Going back a few years!

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Emirp, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    I got my first personal BG meter around 1986.? I remember the feeling when I could ditch the pee testing. Felt like "Star trek." :)
     
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    1966 aged 12 for me. I agree with all the comments made previously about glass syringes, Clinitest tablets. Treatment has improved vastly since then, although a cure seems to be just as far away as it ever was (I was told a possible cure would be found within 10 years but am still waiting). One thing that hasn't changed is that very few people know what being a diabetic means, unless someone in their life is affected by it.
     
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    Hi. I was diagnosed in 1972 when I was 34, so immediately I was a Type 2. After I lost weight at an alarming rate I was put on insulin and here I am today at 81, I am reasonably well controlled but struggle with my morning readings now and then. Originally I had a test tube and a tablet to find out whether my blood sugar was high, medium or negative, and then given blood meters. Haven't got a flash monitor yet but I will keep on fighting for it. They still considet me a Type 2 (5 injections a day,plus of course 5 tests before meals. When will they learn! .
     
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    I was diagnosed in 1963 aged 4. All I can remember is drinking from a tap, being rushed into the Children's Hospital. My mum practised injecting on an orange. I gave myself my first injection when I was 5, it was a scary time. I've seen a lot of changes and most of them for the better. I remember our neighbours saying "she'll grow out of it" , that was a common response to sugar diabetes as it was known then. Oh the good old days ha ha ha
     
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    hi there - guess you are just a few years behind me - diagnosed in 1948 at age 5. Similarconditions applied as your own experience. if you look up my posts you will find one which gives a lot of detail of my childhood - like you no one else knew about of had the 'challenge' and I gradually learnt my ownbody's re\ctions to unexpected exxercise - see post on keeling over in school. teachers knew nothing and did nothing about it except that as I went to a convent school whereas kids who did well at lazing about,the ones tlazing around their lessions were rewarded with a Smartie litle old me got yet another 'holy card' - much encouragement :-(. I learnt aa lot about my personal diabetes and married - against my doctors advice at the age of 20 - did not think the excitment would do me a lot of good. I also went ahead with having two children - luckly by them it has been proven that caeserian births oftenmeant the child would survive rather than be born dead. both they and my subsequent grandchildrne are fine.I contined with an active life hiking mountain walking etc raised the kids, with 8 years years off work to give them a stable childhood, then worked full time to 62, and then parg time to 65. I had a number of different employments some very interesting and at nearly 77 still very active mentally/academically and ballroom dancing etc. I did no blood tests until the '80s when my consultant at first did not encourageme to have as he thought I was ok without them. I passed my driving test beforethe diabetics special guidlines and more or less had a pretty good life. Yes, I learnt by hard experience but I managed :)
     
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