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  1. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

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    25 years ago, around this time of the evening, I was being admitted to hospital with what turned out to be diabetic ketoacidosis. Lots of people coming and going and doing lots of things around me, as I was really ill, the doctors told my dad that I was on course to have a heart attack in the following 48 hours. I was feeling very tired, having to get up five or six times during the night, and always hungry, but I never thought I was that ill.

    After ten days in hospital, and a few hours training on the at the time new fangled multiple daily injections and self testing I was discharged, and the adventure of living with diabetes started.

    Twenty five years on I can't complain, no serious complications to speak of, and I have lived my life pretty much as if I wasn't diabetic.

    Here's to a cure before the next 25 years are up.
     
  2. SB2015

    SB2015 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your 25 years @Carlos.

    How things must have changed in that time.
     
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  3. KARNAK

    KARNAK Well-Known Member

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    Well done @Carlos and congratulations.:) Very similar to my own tale, hope you continue to stay well.
     
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  4. MrDaibetes

    MrDaibetes Moderator

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    Wow, impressive. I bet you have seen a lot of changes through those years of diabetes.
     
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  5. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Not many changes for me, actually. When I was diagnosed pens were already commonplace, so never had to use vials and syringes after my discharge. Self testing and MDI were being pushed hard, and self management was the goal.

    The only big change for me was going from actrapid/mixtard to novorapid/levemir, which increased flexibility.

    I've never really been bothered about trying a pump, I manage fine with pens.

    I have asked about getting a libre, now that it is available on prescription, but as I have good control and no complications, I understand I am at the end of a longish queue.

    Not very exciting, I'm afraid, but in this business, that's rather a good thing.
     
  6. Bruce Stephens

    Bruce Stephens Well-Known Member

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    If you test more than 8 times a day (and your medical team is OK with you doing that) that might be enough. But I agree the 20-25% proportion they're aiming for now at is inevitably going to exclude lots of people who could gain from it.
     
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  7. Jodee

    Jodee Well-Known Member

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    Congratulatios Carlos :)
     
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  8. wirralass

    wirralass Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Carlos. 25years is a life sentence for some living with or without Diabetes so well done for accepting your dx and getting on with your life. I could have sworn I heard that a cure will be found in 10years!! Really? All digits & eyes crossed then!! I wish you well for the next 25years.
    WL
     
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  9. Northerner

    Northerner Admin (Retired)

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    Congratulations on your 25 years @Carlos! :)

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  10. happydog

    happydog Well-Known Member

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    Well done Carlos! Your attitude and achievement is an inspiration. All the best and let us all hope that the "cure" will materialise soon.
     

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