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[IP] Re:

The 70s weren't that great either ! B I was dx in 71, and we used the
clinitest, acetist, later on, the test B tape. B I vividly remember at camp
especially, EVERYTHING was on a scale down to grams of this and that.
The worst: B Este s/f this and that! B Pink pkgs of Sweet 'n Low (ugh!!!)
I remember then mom boiling syringes and big bottles of isopropyl alcohol
w/cotton balls.. I'm so immune to the smell of it these day, ha ha. B 
Tx of lows were straight sugar, or sugar water, sugar cubes or some Coke
(which I still hate the flavor of any sugared beverages)

     On Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:09 AM, Michael Plinski
<email @ redacted> wrote:

 Great story.B  I read long ago that child hold disease including mumps and
measles can also have an impact for the attack on the beta cells of our
pancreas. I was born in 1950 and we were still on a polio epidemic not to
mention all the other diseases that were going aground during that time.B  I
got every measles, chic pox, mumps...and got the measles several times.....
We were poor folks so we would only see the doctor when we had too.B  In 1966
I could pass the eye-exam to get my learner's permit to drive a car.B  It was
within six months after that is when I was treated for diabetes, Type 2.B  It
was a very difficult time for me going through high school living on a
sandwich for lunch, a potato for dinner and no dessert except for fresh
fruit.B  That is the way we treated diabetes in the 50's.B  Then my health
went bad with weight lost and weakness.B  I was going to college and working
part time to make ends meet.B  It was a very stressful time during my
developing years as a teenager and becoming a young adult.B  It was 1968 that
I decided to switch doctors and see an endocrinologist of which he
recommended that I go on insulin and start eating a person of my age but
with some limitations. So I decided to begin injecting insulin.B  The
smartest thing I ever did.B  I lived through the progression of technology
treating diabetes with the inventions of new insulin, glucose monitors and
now the pump. I have become a pumper for almost 6 weeks.B  I like it and
wished I had done so earlier.B  I think it was more the cost and education
that was holding me back.B  I have been on several insulin studies and have
learned a lot on how to count carbs, insulin ratios, sensitivity ratios...
and more.B  So I felt it was time for me to step up to the plate and become a
pumper.B  I chose the Animas Ping.B  It was user friendly and if anyone
as often as I do with glucose monitor (6-8 times per day) then the Ping was
an easy transition.B  My regular endocrinologist of 25 years finally retired
so I chose a younger endo which was very knowledgeable and insulin pumps.B  I
asked her the question why should I go on a pump, and she simply said, "If
she ever became a diabetic she certainly would chose a pump over taking
multiple injections."B 

-----Original Message-----

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Sent: Friday, June 12, 2015 7:09 AM

To: IP

Subject: [IP] chicken pox & trial for 100 year old vaccine

I had chic pox as a child 2 times in 1974 and 75 then was diagnosed w type 1
... I don't remember the exact month span but that is the basics ... I was 5
when diagnosed w type 1 .... In reading below this confirms my belief that
the chic pox kicked in my lovely disease I've had for over 40 years

Any thoughts?


Michael Plinski

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