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Autosyringe AS6C - my first pump!!

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I've been a diabetic since age 25 months (1 month after my second birthday). Considering the years I began in, I've done very well.

I am looking forward to being one of the youngest members to join the Joslin 50s club and would love to do so with all of my OWN internal organs in tact!

Member Since: 3/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 400

My Goals:
In some ways starting as young as I did (2) 198 was a blessing in disguise. I didn't HAVE any memories of eating whatever or whenever I wanted and I certainly didn't have any memories of 'nights out' or 'a couple of drinks' like many do when they start.

I was also fortunate to have a fantastic set of parents, excellent medical help and most of all the continued open blessings of G-d.

The 'trick' as I've seen it is to just 'do the right thing'. It doesn't really matter WHY mommy said to take out the garbage, mommy said it, therefore you do it. In much the same way, if one wants to get the maximum out life that they can, they MUST follow the simple care and feeding instructions that come with their bodies. If one would pour beer into their car, they wouldn't expect to start and be able to perform.

Yet we pour all kinds of liquids into our bodies which are regarded as poisons and expect to get a 'positive' experie

My Program:
0] Keep my pump batteries charged, my pump insulin supply full and always have something sweet around in case of emergency...

1] Keep my sensor battery charged and replace the sensor itself when readings don't seem 'right'

2] Form a union of cyborgs and petition congress for equal rights

3] Petition this board for equal rights for cyborgs (ability to cheat w/out life threating consequences is a really good one to start with]

4] Petition congress for equal rights for cyborgs (ability to eat and drink without prior warning and/or a carb count

Personal Information:
I've was diagnosed as a 'juvenile' diabetic in Nov. '61 (at the age of 25 MONTHS) and have been re diagnosed as 'insulin dependent', 'type I', 'childhood' and probably a bunch more labels that I can't and wouldn't want to recall!!

I've been an insulin pump user since June of '81, when I began using an AutoSyringe AS*6 (one VERY fixed basal rate that was adjusted by diluting the insulin, and the ability to deliver a bolus, of the wonderfully diluted insulin).

Pumps have moved in leaps and bounds since then. The AS*6C actually took 'standard' u40 insulin and correctly delivered a preset '24*7' bolus rate. The AS*6MP was able to deliver multiple basal rates and had a few other 'new' features and the current AutoSyringe 722 has a gluco-sensor 'side kick'.

I'm looking forward to getting back to learning about new developments and maybe even participating again in the R&D.

I am VERY curious about long term diabetes,

Other Information:
Looking for help writing the book:

1001 things a diabetic should NOT do (a collection of very NOT good ideas proven out by result)

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    I would love to help with your book! ;-) I have many interesting experiences regarding both low and high blood sugar! (it has even been the cause of a broken ankle and many many months of physical therapy!) Your page is awesome! It really helps me to meet other diabetics!

    Thank you!

    4469 days ago
    Dude, you rock! I'm almost envious of your Joslin's 50, I'm still a "baby" and only going on 18 years with insulin. And you know so much about everything! Probably due in part to having significantly more life experience, but I hope that I can know that much and be in such great shape when I hit 50 years too.
    Congratulations on staying so healthy, and thank you for posting so much great info!

    4691 days ago