Man celebrates 85 years with type 1

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110529/us-diabetes-lifer/

 

He doesn't ever eat anything for pleasure. Not fun. I wish I had his strength. 

nice to hear such positive success stories of living with D. but i most definitely eat for pleasure. if it's not fun, i don't see the point in eating it ;o)

I just read this...an incredible feat! But, I do like to eat :-).

When he started, he had to eat that way, because it was the only way the doctors and nutritionists knew how to handle things. Lots of things have changed, and he has taken advantage of some of them (e.g., pump and fast acting insulin), but he's still eating the way his mother taught him. I'm sure he must have done urine tests with Benedict's Solution, but that would have been more difficult for the writer!

Thanks for sharing this incredible story.