Joslin Medalist Meeting, May 11, 2013

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2013-05-20 08:35:17 -0500
Started 2013-05-17 17:04:12 -0500

The 2013 Joslin Medalist meeting was held on May 11. There were more than 150 medalists present at the meeting. Every medalist has been type 1 for 50 years, or more. I was not able to attend because my wife was ill. She is well now. The link below connects to a video on Youtube. Medalists speaking at the meeting are shown. One medalist received the first ever 80 year medal. See him at the beginning of the video.

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MAYS 2013-05-19 22:13:15 -0500 Report

Wow…80 years as a type 1 diabetic!
Has there ever been a documented (outside of the Joslin Institute) type 1 diabetic that age or older? (I hope that your wife is feeling better)

Richard157 2013-05-20 08:35:17 -0500 Report

Hello Mays. There was a man named William Rounds who was diagnosed in 1923. That was the year insulin was introduced. He attended the Joslin medalist meeting in 2009. At that time he had been type 1 for 85 years. I don't think he is living now, but I'm not sure.

My wife has recovered from her illness, thanks for asking.

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