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smilingis4theweak posted:
Greetings all- a little info about myself. Male. I will be 41 at the end of this month and have had type 1 diabetes for 29 yrs. my blood sugars have been better progressivly over the years with advances in meds & treatments... Although I think they're messing with evolution & survival of the fittest lol my last A1c was 5.1. As for complications I could probably be a poster child for most of them, from eye & teeth problems and leg & joint pain to circulation and digestive issues as well as skin problems- which I can say have recently vanished with the help of my brothers kidney. I've been the height and weight that I am now since I was 12 ( 5 ft4 130 lbs).I lost alot of weight before I was diagnosed & weighed about 90lbs, docs think I had diabetes for about a year before the diagnosis. I grew up in a small town in upstate NY am (was?) very athletic as a teen and young adult. I am very unemotional. I have a high tolerance for pain, and for high and low sugar levels. ie 600 doesnt bother me physically nor does a blood sugar of 23... although if I cross that magic # I get the usual shakes & disorientation and occasionally find mysely in a pile of my own sweat & drool from the low.
NWSmom4g responded:
Good to meet you. I hope you'll find this message board of interest.

Haylen_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi smiling and welcome,

A kidney from your brother - wow! I'm glad you have improved so dramatically. Here's hoping you avoid sweat & drool

Happy almost birthday - do you have any special plans? Welcome to the "40s".

smilingis4theweak replied to Haylen_WebMD_Staff's response:
Hi Haylen. Nope- no special plans for 41 although I may take a ride to NY from TN on my motorcycle around my birthday

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