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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V8 #640



My boyfriend was told he would not live past 30.

Cyndy Mom to 4
Ben 9 dxed June of 02
email @ redacted

----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 8:35 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V8 #640


> In a message dated 1/6/2005 11:44:25 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
> Hi  Debbie
> What is the life expectancy of a diabetic?  I've always heard  something
> about 10 years shorter than
>
>
> Marie
> I was told at a very early age that I wouldn't live past 40.  Imagine  my
>  40th birthday---all I could think was "I'm alive--Ha!--showed them. I
cried for
> 2 days!  50 is going to be a breeze!
>
> I think our life expectancy is what The Man in the sky has for us.
(Didn't
> say the  "G"  word!)
> We will live until our life is complete and then we will die.  I don't
>  believe anyone can pinpoint an exact age for us or years to live because
we are
>  diabetic. My kids have told me I need to call that doctor, if he is
alive, and
> tell him I made it past 40!!!!!!  LOL  I am so amazed that so many  of us
> were diagnosed at such early ages and made it!  I had an aunt who  died
from
> diabetes when she was young not too long after insulin was  developed.
When I
>  read all the stories of those who were diagnosed in the 40's and 50's it
amazes
> me.  I am glad longevity is in the cards for  diabetics!  It brings hope
to
> the newer diabetics, I think.  So, live  on!!!  Enjoy life and say
> "Diabetes---we will overcome"!!!!!
>
> Take care, all
>
> Debbie and "Annie" from Western KY
> .
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