Bob Krause, of Los Angeles, recently celebrated his ninetieth birthday, making him the first known American to live 85 years with type 1 diabetes. He was diagnosed at age five. His story is one of motivation, endurance and success as well as a testament to the evolution of diabetes treatment. Krause was lucky enough to be diagnosed with diabetes shortly after insulin was made commercially available; prior to that, diabetes was a death sentence. Can you imagine? Living with diabetes is no easy feat, but Krause reminds us that we are blessed with a great deal of information and many tools that sure do make things easier today. Whether it’s strong character, determination or just plain “stubbornness,” we can learn a lot from Bob Krause’s amazing story. Read it here.
Man celebrates being longest living with type 1 diabetes