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RE: [IP] 50 years / statistics

Jan - well said!   I was friends with the coroner where I used to live and I
told him if I died from one of my T1 complications (i.e. particularly my
heart) I wanted my death certificate to read Type 1 Diabetes as the primary
cause!  Statistically, I think it would change the picture!  When my brother
died, they listed his CAD but it was definitely the complications of his T1
as far as our family was concerned.

Shirley, dx T1 1954 age 5, Animas 1250 10/2005

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of J.E.Hughey
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2006 9:58 AM
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Subject: Re: [IP] 50 years

>>>Thanks to Tom, Shawna, Linda and all I have decided to
> pursue the 50 year award from Joslin. <snip>

When people apply for the 50-yr award they help make a truer statistic
of survivors. Joslin actually cannot know unless they have actual,
counted figures. The truer the statistics, the more hope those who are dx'd
today are given for longevity. If we survived from the very dark ages, they
have a much better chance now.

Jan T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) Dialyzing 7/8/02
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