Man Receives 75 Year Medal

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2014-03-12 08:02:23 -0500
Started 2014-03-10 16:56:50 -0500

Bill Pittman has received the Joslin medal for living with type 1 diabetes for 75 years.

14 replies

IronOre 2014-03-11 21:41:52 -0500 Report

and just think: the first 50 years of this man's life was on the old fashioned insulin (animal based) that we can no longer buy ~ and I feel was much better than what we have now

mjhorgan 2014-03-11 15:57:05 -0500 Report

I really want to get one of these medals. Does anyone know the process to get one. I heard they need a long letter from your Dr or something. I talked to my Dr and he did not have time to come up with a letter. I was going to write a letter and get him to sign it, but I heard it has to come written on the office stationary. Anyone know how to do this Joslin thing?

Richard157 2014-03-11 19:48:49 -0500 Report

Here is the link. Notice that you can click and bring up a form to fill out for your application. If you do not have any doctor's letter, you can have people who knew you at the time you were diagnosed write letters saying what they remember about your diabetes back then. Parents, siblings, cousins, uncles, aunts, or close friends. My sister and a cousin wrote letters for me. I was accepted.

mjhorgan 2014-03-10 18:26:51 -0500 Report

I love these stories. I am coming up on 35 years this November. Great that as a type one you can live a long, long life.