Type 1 Diabetcs, For More Than 60 Years

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2012-02-20 20:10:34 -0600
Started 2012-02-11 18:15:10 -0600

In October, 2008, the Diabetes Forecast (the ADA's magazine) celebrated its 60th anniversary. Eleven long term type 1 diabetics were interviewed in that issue. I was one of them. All participants had been type 1 for at least 60 years. My story is in the left hand column in the following article.


14 replies

vijsha 2012-02-19 07:59:54 -0600 Report

hi richard :) grt to c u. i'm new to this grp and othr grp members told me abt u. i'm soon marrying a guy with diabetes type1. i really love him and was really worried for him. now aftr reading ur article and knowing abt u, i'm feeling grt :) thanks and god bless u:)

Richard157 2012-02-20 20:10:34 -0600 Report

I am pleased that you feel that way about your fiancee! I hope the two of you have a wonderful marriage!!

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Set apart 2012-02-14 06:07:42 -0600 Report

Richard this is GREAT! Congratulations, 6 months for me and you at 60 years wow you are an inspiration to others! Blessings! Louise

roshy 2012-02-13 12:45:14 -0600 Report

rich ! your still my hero dude!!! well done! i recently took part in research surrounding the day to day experiences of diabetes for young people with type one and their experiences with the health services and it was such an hounour to take part in something worthwhile!! i felt like someone else may learn something from my experience and im sure you felt the same way when you took part in this great piece of work!!! well done pal!

Richard157 2012-02-13 13:09:23 -0600 Report

Hi Roshy! Over 370 copies of my book have been sold. The parents of type 1 children are inspired to read about diabetes in the 1940s and beyond, and see that I have lived so long and stayed so healthy.

I'm glad you took part in that research! I know how you feel.

jayabee52 2012-02-13 19:28:51 -0600 Report

You are a real inspiration Richard!

I frequently refer to you when a scared person with diabetes first comes on here and wonders how long they're going to live. Just this morning I told a newly Dxd T1 about you. I encouraged him to look you up and follow you (and a couple other notable people on this site). He messaged me on my wall just this afternoon and told me how much it meant to him.

jigsaw 2012-02-12 10:17:17 -0600 Report

Now thats some encouraging info! This should be one big psychological boost for type 1s. Hats off to

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