Man celebrates being longest living with type 1 diabetes

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.


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