Re: [IP] re: Diana Schonauer
Thanks J.E. for telling me about those awards. I'll check into it.
I've been curious for awhile, to find out how many old time diabetics are out
there and their ages. I mean those in my group, because they didn't have the
luxuries they have today, if you want to call them that. But the new things
are working, which I am very grateful for.
----- Original Message -----
From: J.E.Hughey<mailto:email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted<mailto:email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 2:26 PM
Subject: [IP] re: Diana Schonauer
> I've had diabetes since birth in 1945, now 61. I went into
> a coma when 15 months old, that's when it was discovered.
Congratulations on your longevity - and welcome to this group. I am not
sure if you applied or even know of Joslin's award system for insulin
users. Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston awards a 25-year certificate
for, you guessed it,
25 years of IDDM. ;) They give a bronze medal (actually a small
paperweight) for 50 years IDDM. At one time they gave a silver medal for
25 yrs but you had to go through all kinds of tests to prove no
complications. Drs balked at subjecting patients to unneeded tests for a
medal. They dropped the medal and now give a certificate for 25 years.
l> For 50 years, you had/have
to be warm and breathing.
The 75-year award is slightly larger than the 50-Year medal and is
engraved on the back with the person's name and the year of anniversary.
They come with a shadowbox that is ready to display the medal, and the
box also has a spot where the name and date are engraved. They have
given at least 22 of the 75-year awards and I have a personal friend
with 71 years so far.
Eli Lilly Co. should also be contacted:
www.lillyforlife.com<http://www.lillyforlife.com/> They award a sterling
silver medallion on a
stainless steel chain recognizing 50 years of insulin therapy. The
website also indicates they have 25-, 50-, and 75-year awards. Your
name is engraved on the back. My Joslin/Lilly medals can be seen on my
picture trail of my BASH I had celebrating 50 years of LIFE and
SURVIVAL -- not of DM! ;-)
You need *proof* of your dx - but fill out the forms they send. My proof
was photocopied pages from the diary I was keeping at the time (covering
1.5 yrs of life) of my hospitalization. I also had previously requested
information from the dx'ing laboratory and they sent lab tests w/my
name, date, and hospital. The first BG was about 8 hrs after I
regained consciousness and it was 486. Joslin accepted the above as
proof of dx date. I do not know how high my BG was to put me in the
Jan T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) Dialyzing 7/8/02
All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and higher pay for not
getting it done.
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