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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes


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By: FatCatAnna

The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes! Whoo! Whoo!

I am a Type 1 diabetic diagnosed back in the early 60's as a child.  I am living in Montreal, Canada and enjoy scribbling about diabetes from time to time. I’ve had my ups / downs just like any person would experience with going through life - diabetic or not.  My motto in life?  Diabetes does not control me – I control it!! 

You can find more posts/discussions at my Facebook page called "The Roller Coaster Ride of Diabetes" and also on Twitter under the name of FatCatAnna.  Feel free to follow me at both places or send me a private message!


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Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes - Mar 27
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  • Surviving the Holocaust with Type 1 diabetes

     

    " To the best of my knowledge, I am the only

    diabetic who survived years of imprisonment

    in German concentration camps. This is my story "

     

    The above words are the beginning of Ernest Sterzer memoirs written over a dozen pages that can be read in entirety at Dlife .

    Ernest was born in Vienna, Austria on April 28th, 1925 and diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 3.

    His family were taken eventually to Auschwitz in Poland, and luckily able to bring some of their belongings.  In a small case around his neck, he brought his syringe, needles, and six bottles of insulin.

     

     

    During his travels by train, they were lost.

     

    What follows after that, makes my complaints of having to use glass syringe, and a needle sharpened on a stone  in the 1980’s seem like a luxury when I returned to the UK for awhile. 

    I won't reveal much more than this, but I hope you take the time to read his words.

      

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