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Re: [IP] Re: microalbumineuria / genes



Jan, I agree with you full heartedly!!!!  For the YEARS that I was a "bad"
diabetic--- I should be dead now.  I just happen to be lucky enough to have
God looking out for me and some good old viking genes...
Dalia
----- Original Message -----
From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 5:19 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: microalbumineuria / genes


> SSP wrote, in part:
>
> >>>This is NOT a bad or unusual thing.  "Most" people with diabetes are
> going to
> show some vascular changes after any time with diabetes (oh, all you
literal
> NO COMPLICATION "perfect" people shut up - you just have good genes, and I
> "DID" say MOST, not all), whether it is in your eyes or kidneys or
> whatever>>>
>
> I do believe good genes is why I am as well off as I am. My theory is the
8
> years of boils, sties, and carbuncles poison that started in my body
> (transferred from my stepfather's boils at the time) eventually destroyed
my
> pancreas. Mom just died at 87, father is alive at 88, g'father died at 93,
> g'g'father died at 100, etc. I'm still the only DMer after 52.5 years. At
39
> years of DM the eyeologist said since I had no sign of retinopathy, I
would
> get none. HA! At 43 yrs. I had a vitrectomy and *blind* (20/400 WITH
> correction) for 8 months. Now my kidneys have failed. BUT, many DMers
don't
> even make it to 50 years alive and I did not have proper care for lots and
> lots of years. I feel very fortunate that it has taken this long for me to
> start dialyzing (1 year next week).
>
> BTW, I took Vasotec (ACE) for 8 years starting around '86, and on ARBs
since
> then. The Captopril change was AWFUL on my system so now the ARBs (3
diff.).
>
> The novelty of a special diet wore off at my house after about 3 wks.
after
> dx.  I was encouraged to eat anything I wanted - including the chocolate
> cake made mostly with mayonnaise since *it won't hurt her now, it will
> later.* I'm sure I ran high most of the time since I was told a few years
> ago that back then I often had fruity-smelling breath.
>
> We can try, as well as brag, to not have complications, but that's still
no
> guarantee. I attribute my longevity to good genes, the Lord, and my sense
of
> humor which is my best coping skill. YMMV!!!! I have to laugh, it's too
easy
> to cry at the type of an @
>
> Jan (64 y/o, dx'd T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
> Dialyzing since 7/8/02 http://maxpages.com/bludasue  AND
> http://www.picturetrail.com/dmBASHpics (and EVOLUTION OF
> INSULIN PUMPS with World's Youngest Pumper)
>
> There are two jobs guaranteed for life: US Supreme Court Justice, Queen of
> England
>
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