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Re: [IP] No complications?



I have had diab. for 32 years. I have checked blood sugars for 22 years 6-8
times daily. I work very hard and am NORMAL. I scuba dive, am working up to
a marathon and will attest to the fact that if you work hard-there will be
no complications. Use common sense!! I am not saying days are easy but just
don't give up. Doctors even tell me that I am healthier than someone without
diab. I work very hard and success has come. Don't don't give up ever. NO
complications after 32 years and will continue to try. Lookin'
Good....Barbie
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 2:52 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] No complications?


> Munzil A. Qureshi wrote:
> >
> > I have a question though: Is it possible to live with
> > Type 1 for one's entire life (till they pass away) without any
> > complications if one takes care of themselves (ie: manage sugars,
> > exercise, low-fat intake etc) or will everyone eventually have
> > complications no matter what?
>
> No guarantees, one way or the other.
>
> For two reasons:
>
> First, there is no way that a Type 1 can maintain truly normal BGs at
> all times with current technology -- except possibly Dr. Bernstein, but
> he counts his peanuts!!!!!  As long as BGs are not CONSISTENTLY normal,
> there is a potential for complications.
>
> Which brings me to the second reason:  some people are more prone to
> complications than others for genetic reasons, but not much is known
> about which genes predispose to what. So you cannot predict whether your
> efforts will pay off or not.
>
> So you just have to do your best and then accept what comes --
> technology IS improving, and our chances are probably better than those
> of someone diagnosed 70 years ago, but this disease isn't conquered,
> YET!!
>
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>
>  Natalie A. Sera, with all her ducks in a row!
>  Type Weird, pumping!
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