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[IP] Re: overhaul Century with Diabetes 1
- Subject: [IP] Re: overhaul Century with Diabetes 1
- From: gudo m hallstone <email @ redacted>
- Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 18:45:39 +0000
I am happy to announce that I have had DM1 for 50 years and no
complications. I am elated. Joslin Diabetes Center sent me a bronze
medal and a certificate honoring me for conscientiously living with a
difficult disease for so many years. It was great getting these even
though I had to apply for them and send original copies of the diagnosis,
letters from relatives who were alive when I was diagnosed, etc.
I was 6 3/4 years old. I read the hospital records of care that the
doctor ordered. he did a great job and really not much different than
now. Had the dietitian prescribe a diet. It was about 40% CHO, 30% Pro
and 30% Fat. He had me on a long acting insulin and regular for sliding
scale. I was sent home on only the long acting insulin. I think that
was interesting. When I interned at UC Med Center in San Francisco, I
noticed that Dr. Olney and Dr. Peter Forscham put the kids on R and N.
So I put myself on R plus the N
My Mom really emphasized exercise and followed the diet, although i
cheated a lot as a kid and teenager. however, she did make me walk to
and from school all through elementary, junior high and high school. I
actually lived about a mile from each school.
Anyway very interesting and I never thought I would live beyond 35 years
and in 4 days I will be 57. Just worked out at the gym and think I will
celebrate by buying myself a laptop computer for my work. (my title is
MS, RD, CDE). if you want to congratulate me, feel free to do so.
tee hee. gudo hallstone (email @ redacted)
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