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  •  Well, wait a minute :) (3+ / 0-)

    Right now, I'm told I can live until 62.  I don't wanna hear that it's actually 54!  :)  I wouldn't even get to see my daughter graduate college if it was 54.

    A health care worker, beaten at work, then denied health care: HelpAmelia.com

    by cartwrightdale on Sun Dec 27, 2009 at 12:10:23 AM PST

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    •  I suspect kolea's father was (3+ / 0-)

      actually a lot older than 1 when diagnosed. Maybe he was 20. That would mean he lived to be 74.

      It can be done. There are quite a few stories of people with Type 1 living over 50 years. Joslin Diabetes Center gives out 50 year medals. They recently had to give out a 75 year one for the first time. So please do not give up hope, and work to get one of those medals. If you can do it, you'll have earned it!

      I'm a Type 2. Diabetes of any kind is difficult to live with (but can be done), but Type 1 in particular. One of my dearest friends is Type 1. She is now in her 50s and I expect that we're going to be egging each other on for many years to come.

      Living kidney donor needed; type B, O, or incompatible (with paired donation). Drop me a note (see profile).

      by Kitsap River on Sun Dec 27, 2009 at 04:26:46 AM PST

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