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Re: [IP] Heart Attacks and Diabetes



In a message dated 05/21/2002 7:53:11 PM Central Daylight Time, 
email @ redacted writes:


> I don't know I guess it just seems a huge uphill battle and not a  lot of
> hope.  The last time I heard some hope on diabetes was when the DCCT trial
> came out...but even that is questionable.  Some people say NO matter what
> you will get complications and Die from diabetes...
> 
> who to believe?

I refuse to believe everything is downhill with diabetes--I have been a type 
1 for approx  37 years and no complications yet--I'm 72 (thats a dangerous 
age??) and feel great travel a lot a lot out of the US --But I keep my blood  
A1c below 6.7 -- I think attitude also helps a lot-- I test up to 10 times a 
day to help catch those sneaky highs down.  So don't take diabetes as all 
downhill.
     Good control (below 6.8 A1c) is very important to keeping complications 
down.
    Hope this helps
email @ redacted
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