Like "as far as recovering from injuries go, we are all a bit different. From what I recall from my days before DM we all healed at different rates too. The only comparison which could be made would be you before DM and you after DM. I have heard that those with DM heal slower than they did before, but older people without DM heal slower than when they did when they were young. Highly individual, IMO. Never had broken ribs, so I have no "wisdom" to pass on there. I pray that your ribs heal quickly and completely, Bill. James "