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Response to RedSpartan (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 11:30 AM

64. Type 1 diabetic here....

....I know it's a tough thing to hear. And when you go home and start looking at the internet (like everyone does but shouldn't) it gets pretty scary. But understand this....people live very long and healthy lives with this disorder. Sure, it's scary at times. But if I was going to have a chronic illness, Diabetes would be the one.

There are support groups. There are online help sessions. There are giant research institutions. There are countless management options. There are PUMPS (less shots) and Continuous Glucose Monitors (fewer BG checks) that provide spotless control. There are stem cell research studies and islet cell transplants. And perhaps most helpful, there are MILLIONS of people who have it and to whom you can ask questions. I'm available. PM me any time. I'll answer whatever questions you might have. I'm no doctor, so I can't obviously answer the heady medical questions. But I've lived with this sucker for a while and I know quite a bit about that part. Living with it.

I feel for her. It's a bugger. But as she moves forward with it, she'll own it.

Good luck.

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