[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] Re:A cure around the corner!!?

Well Said, Jack

mail to :email @ redacted
-----Original Message-----
From: Jack Granowski <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 26 November, 1999 11:16 PM
Subject: [IP] Re:A cure around the corner!!?

>I really don't want to be pessimistic, but, coincidentally I was diagnosed
with dm
>Oct/66 at the University of Minnesota Hospitals.  The Doctors told me that
>WOULD  be a cure within 5-10 years, if not 3-5, which must be a standard
>there.  Being 19, this really lifted my spirits, for awhile.  I really
didn't take
>care of myself as well as I should have.  I both drank and smoked, after
all, there
>would be a cure soon, so why worry?  When it got to be the '80's I became
>depressed and pretty much gave up on a cure or even to keep trying.
>I think that if I had known the truth, it would have bothered me more then,
but I
>would be in better shape now.  Maybe I wouldn't have the little
'annoyances' that I
>have now (neuropathy, retinopathy, etc.), and maybe I wouldn't have had
quite as
>many reactions (TesTape only gave an idea of what the sugar was 2 hours
before).  I
>do believe the doctors must tell their patients to be prepared for having
it for a
>long time.  With the possibility that there may be a cure soon.
>I think every dm should 'Hope for the best, plan for the worst and settle
>anything in between'.  There has been a lot of things in between - better
>testers, insulin's (I started on U40/80 and now we have Humalog, Humulin,
>pumps and on and on.
>When there is a cure (haven't they been working on islet implants for about
>years?), will it be available to everyone, immediately?  Will they provide
it to
>youngsters, before they have too much damage, or those that are on deaths
door, in
>an emergency?  I'm not going to make plans for a cure party, until I have
>Jack Granowski
>email @ redacted
>Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the
>experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
> - Jimmy Connors
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml