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[IP] Re: Lilly medal

>Since you have had DM over 50 years, meaning at 25 yrs, you met the
>qualifications for the Joslin medal but those have since been done away
>with. Doctors complained that a DMer had to go through rigorous and costly
>tests just for this medal to prove they had no complications. They now give
>a certificate if you are warm and breathing. For both the 25- and 50-yr
>acknowledgements there has to be documentation of diagnosis date.  Congrats
>on your accomplishment getting all three of these medals. I did not qualify
>at the 25-year mark. :(
>Jan (62 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)

This is true, since I just got the 25-year certificate (even though it's 
been 38 years for me) and no one ever mentioned a bronze medal to me.

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