Joe Badalamenti
By Joe Badalamenti Latest Reply 2010-01-05 18:16:12 -0600
Started 2010-01-03 14:07:44 -0600

Me & Big (D) Diabetes, How can I help you I have lived with Diabetes for sixtyfive years (65)

8 replies

BuddyK 2010-01-05 16:17:21 -0600 Report

I started in 1952, 58 years ago with Type 1. It was fasting blood sugar tests at the hospital on Saturday morning with VERY large needles, especially when you are 6. I was a professional dancer for some years, and beside a very funny story about me wandering onstage in Mame as an undisclosed character in the "Upson" scene with very low blood sugar, it was all good.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-01-05 17:27:50 -0600 Report

Hi Buddy,

Have you had any complications from having diabetes for so many years?

BuddyK 2010-01-05 18:16:12 -0600 Report

No. My eye doctor says there are eminent cataracts, but I am 63, so that is not really abnormal. I now wear glasses, but both my parents did too.

AddassaMari 2010-01-03 17:28:20 -0600 Report

Congratulation you are an inspiration to all of us.

If I live that long with diabetes then I will be 110. You must have seen a lot of changes in the last 65 years. What are some of the more significant changes and how did you cope with each new change?

hbkunkel 2010-01-03 17:22:00 -0600 Report

You must be doing something right! 65 years is a long time to live with this pesty disease. What are the biggest changes you have seen over the course of years that have changed you the most?

Harlen 2010-01-03 15:44:20 -0600 Report

Yep I have 1 question for you
How do you get rid of it ???????
lol lol lol lol
best wishes

Hinboyz3 2010-01-03 15:25:35 -0600 Report

Thats wonderful to know that someone has been able to maintain a good life with diabetes. Im proud of you. My dad has had type 2 for 23 years also, so he hoovers over me constanly, to make sure Im taking good care of myself. How do you deal with the scary part of know you have it? I've only known since Oct. 2009.