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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
  http://maxpages.com/bludasue<http://maxpages.com/bludasue>  -

  All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and higher pay for not
  getting it done.

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