Hi my name is Mary and I am 58. I have been a diabetic, Type 1, for 25 yrs. I'm in a wheelchair and have been in it since Nov. 1 1999. Thought It was because of my diabetes. That is what my Doctors kept telling me, but found out in 2005, by a new Doctor, that I have Progressive Cerebella Ataxia,Which is affecting the nerves and muscles in my body and affecting my speech. I've had 3 heart attacks, 1 in 1997, 2nd in 1998 and 3rd in Aug 2007 followed by triple-by-pass surgery. When I am not sick or worring about my health, I am enjoying my grandchildren(6 of them ages16,15, and14, 2 girls and a boy, 3yrs,1yr.,and 3months 2 boys and a girl.) I love to s ew and quilt when I am not on the computer. I have a lot of things wrong with me, some I didn't even mention but i haven't let it slow me down to much, and I think God I am Alive. I hope to make some new friends and learn from and help people with Diabetes in this forum.