Inspirational Story/ Type 1 Trailblazer

Richard157
By Richard157 Latest Reply 2010-07-21 00:50:34 -0500
Started 2010-07-05 12:39:07 -0500

"If ever there were a diabetic trailblazer, the honor should go to James William Quander, the longest-living African-American with type 1 diabetes on record. Born in 1918 in Washington, D.C., he was diagnosed with diabetes in early 1924, shortly before the age of six." Diabetes Health gives us his very inspiring story in the link below.

http://www.diabeteshealth.com/read/2007/09/21...


4 replies

marc55
marc55 2010-07-21 00:50:34 -0500 Report

Makes my 53 years and your 60 some year type 1 look kinda lame.
More power to him, what an accomplishment, as any long term type 1 will attest to, take care all

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-05 14:05:05 -0500 Report

Richard, Thank You for this piece of historical information.

This article may interest you:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/...

Please do not downplay your part and that of many others who have, and are, contributing to the possible cure of diabetes by taking part in the numerous studies pertaining to type 1 diabetes, and diabetes in general.

Most people do not know that to be diagnosed as a diabetic decades ago was considered a death sentence of sort due to the lack of knowledge concerning diabetes.

Today, because of the contributions and sacrifices from "ALL" of the diabetes case study participants, medical staff and researchers, we are now a step closer to finding a cure in a thousand mile journey.

To every one involved both past and present, because of your unselfishness none of the advancements would have been made possible, I would like to say, "Thank You."

~Mays~

Richard157
Richard157 2010-07-05 14:16:00 -0500 Report

Mays, thanks for your kind words! That is an amazing story in the link you posted. i have friends who will enjoy reading the story. Thanks!