Dear Claire and Warren,
She sees an excellent endo guy, has been with him since the begining. She does everything you mentioned and more, she is very educated. She was a molecular biologist for 12 years at Childrens Hosp./Phila. When in nursing school her instructor said she would make an excellent diabetes educator.
This post is for me.
As to my other question. Are there figures on the life expectancy for someone who has had brittle Type 1 for 35 years?
Post Edited (BLPDan) : 11/18/2005 5:24:20 AM (GMT-7)
That's a scary question and one none of us want to face, whether diabetic or not.
As far as I know there is no hard evidence to say what life expectency your wife will have! As long as she looks after herself and she gets the lows sorted out (i.e. so that she starts noticing them) then she'll live for as long as she's meant to. It sounds like you are really scared about this - why don't you discuss it with your wife and her doctors? This isn't a death sentence, as much as the media etc like to give us scare stories.
I hope this helps you a little!