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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 2/5/2006 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
In the last four months I have learned about this "new" disease (to me anyway) called Diabetes. Thanks to all of you for the help and encouragement in coping with the shock. So I wanted to return the favor by sharing a great article that was in the Houston Chronicle (Texas) today...(copied from the New York Times by Richard Perez/Pena) entitled "Diabetic brothers beat long odds with long lives". The two brothers are type 1' diagnosed at 5 years old and the other at 16. Here are some quotes from the article: "Gerald turned 90 this month, and Robert will be 86 in March, and they are in fairly good health for their ages. Experts say that they know of no other childhood diabetic who has lived to be as old as Gerald and no one who has survived with the disease as long as Robert has - almost 81 years." "My main reason to stay alive," said Gerald, "is to prove to young people there's a way to live with diabetes, to live well." "What makes the longevity of the Clevelands all the more remarkable is that they lived most of their lives in the dark ages of diabetes care." HOW DID THEY DO IT? Their own doctor says, "They're a little bit obsessive about their records, diets, and exercise." "Both brothers remain devout about diet and an avid bicyclist, the other attending an exercise class for the elderly." (Personal aside: we just can't get around the diet and exercise!!! So there is hope.....which we choose every day when we exercise and eat correctly. Please remind me of this in the future when I need to hear it and thanks for all the help to this point.

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 2/5/2006 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   

GREAT POST!!!  Im sure there are a lot of us that are encouraged by the brothers!!  Thanks

scool Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.

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   Posted 2/13/2006 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   

I just got around to reading this. Amazing... We really can get there from here!
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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