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[IP] Life expectancy



> 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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