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Re: [IP] 20 years and still kicking!

What is the longest a person has had Diabetes?  Does anyone know?
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From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Monday, March 13, 2000 9:01 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] 20 years and still kicking!

>What Kevin just said remind me of when I was dx in 1965.  I heard about the
>same thing.  I also was starting my teaching career at the same time and I
>remember I thought I wouldn't have to worry about my retirement date in
>because I would probably be on disability far before that.  At that time I
>was saving my money not for retirement but for kidney failure.  At that
>we never heard of transplants, at least not in my neck of the woods.  I was
>sure if I was still alive I would have all the complications etc.  I thank
>God everyday for my health, and if all I ever have to put up with is the
>it takes me to take care of my pump needs I will be more that happy.  I
>always kinda thought that maybe my attitude made God happy enough to skip
>complications at least for the first 35 years of D.  Who knows what may
>happen from here on out. Even though I say that I really feel it has a lot
>do with the gene pool.  I'm planning on being one of those who make it to
>fifty years with diabetes and I wouldn't mind being the oldest known living
>person with diabetes. He,he.  35 years D and still pumping.
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