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Blog: Gizzz

Posted: Jun 11, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Relative to their peers without type 1 diabetes, patients who are diagnosed with the disease in young adulthood are at greater risk for death than those diagnosed in childhood.

So, dear diabetics, if you were diagnosed at age 0-15 think you are the lucky ones. Those, who were in their 15-26 - should know that there is a curse on you, which is called diabetes research! :)

It's so funny how the scientists always try to subdivide all the people into the categories. Imagine a conversation between two friends who have diabetes: "I was diagnosed at age 8, What about you?" - "I was 17, although seems like I could have had the disease for a while without knowing about it" - "So maybe we should stop being friends as I do not want to hang out with a cursed person".


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Posted: Apr 21, 2008
Sometimes you never know what little thing will start a new friendship. My 9 year old son Joe attend a birthday party on Saturday with a gang of ten other kids. While they sat around ready to pound down cake and ice cream, Jason, a child who Joe had not yet met sat in the next chair. Jason reached down and with one eye on the food and the other on the testing, proceeded to check his BGL. Joe had never seen someone test before and at the sight of just a drop of blood, slowly stood from his seat, turned white and nearly fainted. I watched but could not get around the table to do anything. For a minute I thought Joe was going to fall into the birthday cake! I looked but found no other parent aware of the impending disaster. Jason didn't seem to notice as Joe finally rebounded and sat down. Later Joe started chatting with Jason to inquire about his device and how it worked. Turned out that Jason was easy to talk with and they had much in common. Jason was an expert on monitoring and explained about why he had to test. Joe listened and learned, and in that time a friendship was begun. They also quickly discovered the both love hockey, soccer and bunch of computer games. I noticed that the two of them were chatting, laughing and playing laser tag for the rest of the party. Joe asked if Jason could come over to play next week. I'm really glad that they had that “monitoring moment".
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