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I often share when interviewed that having diabetes as long as 48 years allows me historical gratitude. If I’d only gotten it a few years ago I might not know what it was like decades ago, a time I often call the dark ages. Know you can.
Imagine, or maybe you’ve had it long enough to know, people had to boil and sharpen syringes. Nobody had a glucose meter before 1982 let alone a CGM. Insulins were far trickier to time with your blood sugar; you really needed to snack at odd times because they peaked at odd times.
So while you’re discovering glucagon first came out in 1061 as I did, just think how lucky you are that so much has improved for us taking care of our diabetes today.