55th Diaversary!

Hello everyone!

I just passed my 55th Diaversary on July 28-29 Sorry, I’m not sure which date - - I was only 2 1/2 yrs when it happened and my mom always told me I was diagnosed in August for years. lol! I went to the hospital to look up my records @30 yrs ago because I had a question. My diagnosis was actually the end of July. I just forget which day. Regardless, I have now been living with this disease for 55 years with no complications!

Pam K.

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Congratulations Pam!!! @pamcklein -

After sooooo long, what difference does one day make, or for that matter a couple of years either way. The good news is that you are here to tell us and you do a wonderful service for this community with all your tips and sharing with others.

Thanks for being you!

Great work @pamcklein Pam K

Hi Pam, Congratulations, After 55 years what difference does a day, month, or year make, just glad you made it. Good going and CONGRATULATIONS again, I am shouting it from the roof tops, metaphorically speaking of course. Have a great day I am in my 66th year so welcome to the over 50 club. Have a great day, bye Jan

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Janice,
You have me beat by one year. I was diagnosed November 29. The Saturday after Thanksgiving. I was 10. I have some retinopathy but that’s it. I’m 64.
Nona

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Awesome! , I just hit 40 years, no complications !! I guess its something to be proud of ! Lol

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Louislucido: It definitely is something to be proud of! Are you aware that Eli Lilly and Joslin both give out awards? If not, check them out.

Pam K

Thanks to you all!
Pam

Wow!! That’s so inspiring and impressive!! 55 years with no complications. I love to see that it is doable and that we can live healthy, full, long lives while managing this difficult disease. Thank you so much for posting! You’re my role model!!

Wow!! You’re so amazing!!!

66 years?!? I’m awestruck and so insanely impressed!!

Thank you all for your responses! It’s funny, when I was diagnosed at 2 1/2 I was too young to understand the dangers. Then, in jr. high I did a research paper on diabetes. It was then that I found out that D reduces life expectancy by 20% (then, anyway). Well, I did the math and figured that if I lived to 50 yrs and was healthy I was going to celebrate 50 and every year thereafter. That is exactly what I have been doing and will continue to do!

Thanks again! It’s great to have the kind of support I find here on the message boards!

Pam

Congratulations 4 making it this far🥳
I had my 47th anniversary in April and sometimes I can’t believe I’m still here😱
Here’s to another 25 yrs​:champagne::clinking_glasses: with a cure coming during that time.

Thanks Pennylane… I know exactly what you mean. Cheers!

Pam