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Joslin Diabetes Center Medal for 50 years as a T1

Discussion in 'Success Stories and Testimonials' started by RAPS_od, Apr 2, 2019.

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  1. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to share that yesterday, I received my Joslin Diabetes Center medal for being a T1 for 50 years! I know we just live with it, but it's nice to have this milestone, especially since when I was diagnosed at 12, I was told I wouldn't see 30.
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Congratulations! What an accolade.
     
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  3. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @RAPS_od !! A feather for your cap as they say!! You have lived with diabetes, wrestled with it, placated it where possible and not given in. That is courage and I am so glad that such achievements are recognised.
    If you need to change you hat size you deserve that too !!:):):):):)
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful. Well done. It must have been devastating hearing those words. You proved them wrong. Still going strong.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @RAPS_od ,

    Congratulations. I have just over 7 years wait for mine.
    However, your post just highlights the great misconception regarding the bleak forecast from HCPs at the time.
    My mum protected me from this "revelation," but it didn't stop me finding out a couple of years later after breaking into a student nurse's room & reading her books.

    Long may we prove em wrong....
     
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  8. RAPS_od

    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much. My mom & dad wouldn’t accept that prognosis and wouldn’t let me accept it either. I know I’m lucky; I’m grateful.
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you completely. I had a doctor once tell me to start smoking to lose weight.as well as take honey for a cold & sore throat. One doctor made up a name of a condition I suffered through (he called it “coldoskinosis.”) I still don’t know what was wrong at that time. *shrug*
    Sometimes you just outlive the advice you get.
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
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  12. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    Well done for getting your medal I got the UK one Alan Nabarro medal last year although I had past the 50 mark a few years prior.

    It's an ever expanding club these days which is good :)
     
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    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    50 years of daily effort and focus.
    Well done!!!
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, I just wanted to say, well done and good on you, I love reading positive posts like yours :)

    CONGRATULATIONS :)
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, my friend! It's a great day we share!
    Joslin has a 75 year medal, too. I don't know if I'll get that, but I'll give it a shot. (Diabetic pun intended!)
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not gonna lie... There were many days when I just couldn't diabetic. But I'm here - and for that, I'll accept your compliments! Thank you very much!
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much!
     
  18. Knikki

    Knikki · Guest

    :) thanks over this side of the pond it is 70 years get the John Macloud medal and at 80 HG Wells one.

    As treatment improves I guess they are going to have to make one for 90 soon, it would be so cool to have a Capatian Scarlet medal for that length of time :hilarious:

    (If your not aware Captain Scarlet was part of a kids TV program back in the late 60-70's who was totally indestructible :) )
     
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    RAPS_od Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's so awesome!
    And thanks for the info on Captain Scarlet - I didn't know!
     
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    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I want to wish you congratulations on getting your 50yr medal, however I can't! How can you be the age you are and not know about Capt. Scarlet (the 'real' one not @Knikki) ?????? :sorry::rolleyes::hilarious:

    Seriously, well done!
     
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