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  1. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Mar '13 22:34
    As I speak to my daughter on facebook, I notice that she is looking after herself
    well and that's great because I worry about both of my daughters all the time.
    But my eldest is a type 1 diabetic and it is necessary for her in particular to ensure
    that she eats properly and gets the required amount of insulin she needs.

    On her waistband she has this new state of the art medicinal unit which contains an
    ampule of insulin and the unit is like a calculator. She can dial up the amount of
    insulin she needs for whatever she has eaten. This means that she can eat whatever
    she wants to eat without restriction. It's amazing how far science has come with
    this particular affliction.

    I want to say that as a human race, despite all the evil that is in the world
    there is hope and there are advances in what could be described as a bleak and
    grey world where some have difficulty seeing a future.

    There are lots of problems out there that seem insurmountable.
    But with good cheer and skill and the indomitable human spirit,
    there is nothing that you cannot do.

    We have seen people with no legs create new speed records in the Olympics.
    We have seen tiny babies recover from impossible medical situations.

    As a human family we can come together and defeat any obstacle.
    It doesn't matter who you are, where you're from or what colour you are.

    Together we are better. Divided we are lost.

    This is not about religion. This is about common sense.

    Without us coming together as one human family with all our skills
    we could not have achieved all that we have achieved.
    The simple message is we are better together than we are apart.

    I want to thank all the people of Tallaght Hospital Dublin and they are many
    from all over the world. Different nationalities, different religion and
    different colours for their friendship, their commitment and their skill.


    The simple message of all this is, together we make a better world.
    It's not about religion or colour. We are all one human family.
    We should work together for a better world and for the benefit of each other.


    Thank you very much to Professor Hoey of Tallaght Hospital Dublin.

    She specializes in Diabetes.
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Mar '13 22:44
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As I speak to my daughter on facebook, I notice that she is looking after herself
    well and that's great because I worry about both of my daughters all the time.
    But my eldest is a type 1 diabetic and it is necessary for her in particular to ensure
    that she eats properly and gets the required amount of insulin she needs.

    On her waistband she ha ...[text shortened]... k you very much to Professor Hoey of Tallaght Hospital Dublin.

    She specializes in Diabetes.
    "Together we are better. Divided we are lost."

    Johnny, seem to have lost sight of you on FB?
  3. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Mar '13 22:53
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "Together we are better. Divided we are lost."

    Johnny, seem to have lost sight of you on FB?
    I apologize, but because of who I am and what I do,
    I was told by my employers that it was unwise of me
    to ever have a facebook account.



    Sorry.
  4. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Mar '13 22:59
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    I apologize, but because of who I am and what I do,
    I was told by my employers that it was unwise of me
    to ever have a facebook account.



    Sorry.
    "As I speak to my daughter on facebook..."
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    24 Mar '13 23:02
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    As I speak to my daughter on facebook, I notice that she is looking after herself
    well and that's great because I worry about both of my daughters all the time.
    But my eldest is a type 1 diabetic and it is necessary for her in particular to ensure
    that she eats properly and gets the required amount of insulin she needs.

    On her waistband she ...[text shortened]... u very much to Professor Hoey of Tallaght Hospital Dublin.

    She specializes in Diabetes.
    I only suggest natural selection is not beaten, it produced one species that has enough brains to last in spite of having no physical weapons or armor plate built-in.
  6. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Mar '13 23:04
    Originally posted by JS357
    I only suggest natural selection is not beaten, it produced one species that has enough brains to last in spite of having no physical weapons or armor plate built-in.
    Maybe you're right.

    But isn't it all about being able to adapt?
  7. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Mar '13 23:05
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "As I speak to my daughter on facebook..."
    Changed circumstances now.
  8. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Mar '13 23:23
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Changed circumstances now.
    Serious Illness: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-1-diabetes/DS00329
  9. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Mar '13 23:38
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Serious Illness: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/type-1-diabetes/DS00329
    Crap.
  10. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    24 Mar '13 23:51
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody

    Crap.
    Controlling Your Diabetes

    "Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. The far more common type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the effects of insulin or doesn't make enough insulin. Various factors may contribute to type 1 diabetes, including genetics and exposure to certain viruses. Although type 1 diabetes typically appears during childhood or adolescence, it also can develop in adults. Despite active research, type 1 diabetes has no cure, although it can be managed. With proper treatment, people who have type 1 diabetes can expect to live longer, healthier lives than they did in the past." (Mayo Clinic Staff)
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  11. Dublin Ireland
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    25 Mar '13 00:04
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Controlling Your Diabetes

    "Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone needed to allow sugar (glucose) to enter cells to produce energy. The far more common type 2 diabetes occurs when the body becomes resistant to the effe ...[text shortened]... can expect to live longer, healthier lives than they did in the past." (Mayo Clinic Staff)
    .[/b]
    You don't have to tell me what it is or what it's like.

    I have been through it now for the last nine years.


    Your post is out of date and does not help.

    I have had up close and personal details of how this disease
    is dealt with and you are talking rubbish.

    Please do not post any longer about something you know nothing about.

    Why don't you just switch off.
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    25 Mar '13 00:21
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    You don't have to tell me what it is or what it's like.

    I have been through it now for the last nine years.


    Your post is out of date and does not help.

    I have had up close and personal details of how this disease
    is dealt with and you are talking rubbish.

    Please do not post any longer about something you know nothing about.

    Why don't you just switch off.
    All new to me. Touched that it's happening to a family member of someone I knew.
    Hopefully, all of the medical professionals will have wisdom in what they do.
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    25 Mar '13 00:57
    Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
    Maybe you're right.

    But isn't it all about being able to adapt?
    It has been all about being able to adapt. But there two new factors; our latest adaptation is the ability to intentionally make basic changes to the world or to our biology, which few if any other species can do -- and we have been doing for only a short while. We can unintentionally make such changes too. The population explosion has made these changes more critical to our future than any biological evolution can keep up with.

    My wife has diabetes but didn't have it as a child. My brother and his son, the same. My brother since 1977, most of his adult life. All three of them adhere to a strict daily regimen. Well my wife has another problem that will probably kill her before any major diabetes related problems do. So I sympathize.
  14. Standard memberHandyAndy
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    25 Mar '13 01:00
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    All new to me. Touched that it's happening to a family member of someone I knew.
    Hopefully, all of the medical professionals will have wisdom in what they do.
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    Beware of Google and quick answers. A little learning is a dangerous thing.
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    25 Mar '13 20:46
    This may be too late but has anyone called the police and were there any witnesses?
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