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Re: [IP] Re:



I remember it all, Amber.  What month were you diagnosed?  I was diagnosed
in November and spent 3 weeks in the hospital.  I kept saying to myself
"how could this happen to me?  Diabetes is only for old people"  Ah!.

On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM, amber elliott <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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)
> ADenver
>
>
>
>      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
> tested
> 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-----
>
> From: email @ redacted
> [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
> email @ redacted
>
> 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
>
> 360-281-0838
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