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Re: [IP] I want to go to war but I'can't why diabetes(A RESPONSE)

At 12:30 AM 9/22/01 -0500, you wrote:
>On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 18:56:15 -0700 (PDT) you wrote:
> > The average life expectancy of insulin-dependent diabetics, diagnosed
> > before
> > the age of 30, has been reported as 29 years, with over half failing to
> > reach 50 years of age.
>Is this true?? Why haven't I heard anything like this from my doctors.
>Let's see, I was diagnosed when I was 13, I am now 22, I guess I only have
>20 years left?!?!  PRETTY SCARY AND DEPRESSING!!
>Tell me about it!  I am 29 - was first diagnosed at age 5-1/2!  That leaves me
>very few years left!!  And NO, I have never heard anything anywhere close to
>this - unless you just absolutely do not take care of yourself!!  Has anyone
>else heard anything close to this in, oh say the last 20 years or so?  I
>thought things had gotten to the point now where we had a normal life
>Deb in Southern Illinois

The Docs used to say things liek this back when I was Dx'd (1957).  That 
was almost 45 years ago.  I'm still alive and kicking.

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