It's good to hear things about people living to an old age with type 1 diabetes. I had a nightmare the other night when a doctor told me that type 1 diabetics don't live past 21. I know it's daft but it really put some fear in me. I was diagnosed when I was 9, and to hear about your friend has improved my mental state more that you may ever know. I'm only 19, and recently came to my 10th year anniversary with the condition, but last year I changed my insulin injections and I went into hospital with a keytone infection and some acidosis occured. I feel 100% better now though, and go rock climbing, play alot of sports, and go on hikes. Just I was scared that I might die younger. You and your friends story helped me so much. It was exactly what I needed to hear.
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