80 Years With Type 1

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2017-09-10 06:21:52 -0500
Started 2017-09-06 20:48:29 -0500

This man received the HG Wells medal for living with type 1 diabetes for 80 years in the UK. "Mr Whittaker, 88, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was eight-years-old, was presented with the award by Diabetes UK." He was the first person to receive this medal. H G Wells co-founded the Diabetic Association, now known as Diabetes UK, with Dr Robert Lawrence in 1934.
The Joslin Diabetes Center also awards an 80 year medal in the US. I will be eligible for mine in 2026.


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GabbyPA 2017-09-10 06:21:52 -0500 Report

These stories inspire me. Many people don't even live to be 80 years old, much less to have diabetes for that long. You and Mr. Whittaker are in a unique place.