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



Ken,
I was happy to see another vintage '55er.
It's SO rare to hear of anyone that's been doing insulin as long as we have.
I was diagnosed when i was 3.  I belong to an MSN web community called
Diabetics, Hypoglcemics and Transplants.
 I'm the old timer in that room. The next closest has 31 years. We do chat
every Wednesday night and have quite a few pumpers there.
Would love to hear more about your pump experiences. I just began the
insurance process last Wednesday. MiniMed says my HMO takes
3-4 weeks to approve, so i'm looking for all the guidance and experience i
can get.
Take care!

Michael O'Brien

----- Original Message -----
From: "YourName" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 5:27 AM
Subject: [IP] A cure around the corner!!??


> In 1955 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.  I was told back then that a
> cure would be found in 5 more years. Well, I am really lucky because 44
years
> later I am still here, no complications and pumping for almost 3 years.
>
> I do feel that there will be a method for those of us with insulin needs
that
> will allow us to live a more normal lifestyle.  Just think about this...In
> 1955 I used glass syringes, was on one NPH shot per day, tested my urine
with
> a tape (that was two to three hours old) and had no clue about insulin
time peaks.
>
> We have come a long way and I know with all of the advances in diabetes
care
> we should see some major changes in a few years.  Minimed will most likely
> have a pump that will test our blood sugars and pump the necessary insulin
automatically.
>
> What I have learned in past 44 years is that good control and exercise is
the
> best way to stay away from all of those awful complications.
>
> Ken Bernstein
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