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Old 02-10-2018, 21:06   #21
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There's no rhyme or reason for how one gets diabetes, me personally? I ate what I wanted when I wanted, I'm fit as can be, thinking only old fat people get it .... how wrong I was. LOL

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Old 02-10-2018, 21:39   #22
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By far my favorite quote about ageing and longevity comes from Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. In an interview with Fortune magazine he made the following statement:

‘I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old. The octogenarian adds, ‘It’s the safest course I can take.’ Buffett’s daily routine is to drink five cans of whole sugar Coca-Cola along with eating ice cream and potato sticks.

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8 grandmal seizures requiring paramedics + ER
Dx heart disease in 2000; triple bypass surgery
2 pancreas organ transplants 2001+2004 at Univ Minn & Univ Calif San Francisco med ctr
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There's no rhyme or reason for how one gets diabetes, me personally? I ate what I wanted when I wanted, I'm fit as can be, thinking only old fat people get it .... how wrong I was. LOL
With me I suspect I was genetically destined to come down with Type 1 diabetes being diagnosed when I was 4. Two of my cousin's kids were diagnosed with type 1, as was my sister but not until she hit 50.

Genealogy is a hobby of mine and it would appear I got the genetic mutation from the Fuegs (from Kentucky) and even though at that time (1940s) insulin was discovered it wasn't readily available so some of my ancestors died of Diabetic Comas based on their death certificates.

I'm just grateful I'm alive and have enjoyed a good fun life so far! You gotta make the most of it.

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