Scott K. Johnson 
Member since Sep 7, 2010

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Type 1 diabetes patient blogger at diabetesdaily.com

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Re: “Insulin is Not a Cure: Part Four

Great series of articles Henry, thank you for helping to educate your readers. I appreciate you touching on the financial aspects of living with diabetes, and the fact that insulin is a treatment, not a cure. Even with our best efforts at mimicking a functional pancreas, we are far from perfect.

Ellen (@curet1diabetes) gives some great resources available online.

I have lived with type 1 diabetes for over 30 years. It is hard. But we are strong. We continue to live our lives being parents, children, husbands, wives, employees and employers. We have to consider our diabetes all of the time, and it takes an incredible amount of work. Our resilience is an example of great patience while we wait for a cure, or at least better tools.

Thanks again Henry, I enjoyed your articles!

Posted by Scott K. Johnson on 09/11/2010 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Insulin is Not a Cure: Part Three

It is such an impossible balance sometimes. So many variables to contend with, many we don't even know of.

Posted by Scott K. Johnson on 09/11/2010 at 2:20 PM

Re: “Insulin is Not a Cure: Part Two

Another great part of this series Henry. You've really nailed it in terms of how scary insulin can be, and how easy it can be to miscalculate how much we need.

There is no other "medicine" where the patient is the one who has to figure out how much to take. That is scary.

Posted by Scott K. Johnson on 09/11/2010 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Insulin is Not a Cure: Part One

Hi Henry, thanks for a great start on explaining type 1 diabetes and what sort of things we sometimes experience. Looking forward to reading more!

Posted by Scott K. Johnson on 09/07/2010 at 12:08 PM

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