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Man celebrates 85 years of living with diabetes
Associated Press ^ | May 29, 2011 | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER

Posted on 05/30/2011 6:35:33 PM PDT by decimon

LOS ANGELES – When Bob Krause turned 90 last week, it was by virtue of an unflagging determination and a mentality of precision that kept his body humming after being diagnosed with diabetes as a boy.

A leading diabetes research center named the San Diego resident the first American known to live 85 years with the disease, a life that has paralleled — and benefited from — the evolution in treatment.

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The former University of Washington mechanical engineering professor says he's succeeded because he treats his body like a car and he only eats enough food to fuel the machine.

"To keep your diabetes under control you only eat the food you need to before you have activities to perform," Krause said. "I eat to keep me alive instead of eating all the time, or for pleasure."

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diabetes; elderly; health

1 posted on 05/30/2011 6:35:34 PM PDT by decimon
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2 posted on 05/30/2011 6:36:05 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Wow! Insulin injections can’t be much older than that.


3 posted on 05/30/2011 6:37:36 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Please sir...permission to protest?)
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To: decimon

About the only alternative before insulin was the Allen Regimen, a starvation diet. My father told us about watching a childhood friend waste away and die, in those days before insulin was available.


4 posted on 05/30/2011 6:49:38 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
Wow! Insulin injections can’t be much older than that.

That info is later in the article. His brother died for that.

5 posted on 05/30/2011 6:52:36 PM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Even if you don’t have diabetes, eating just enough to stay alive will extend your lifespan


6 posted on 05/30/2011 7:13:51 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: mamelukesabre
Even if you don’t have diabetes, eating just enough to stay alive will extend your lifespan

That's probably true. And we're fortunate to have a steady food supply so we needn't fatten up in the times of plenty so to survive the times of want. Makes me feel a fool for ever griping about supermarkets. ;-)

7 posted on 05/30/2011 7:24:22 PM PDT by decimon
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no “probably” about it. It’s been proven via animal experimentations. But the downside is...the discomfort of winter is increased.


8 posted on 05/30/2011 7:31:20 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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But the downside is...the discomfort of winter is increased.

Anecdotally, that wasn't my experience when I was on a low carb diet.

9 posted on 05/30/2011 7:37:13 PM PDT by decimon
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To: mamelukesabre

yup and starvation diet can extend it further. As ironic as that sounds.

As long as you get enough protein and fat. carbs are pretty much in just about everything.

And supplement with vitamins.


10 posted on 05/30/2011 8:42:32 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: mamelukesabre

Really? I don’t see fat people walking around in shorts when it’s winter.

More fat makes you colder. You ever want to find a cold spot on your body, it’s where you’ve got the most fat. THere is no muscle moving to keep warm. Excess fat is more external (on top of muscle, closer to the skin) so it really winds up making you colder.


11 posted on 05/30/2011 8:44:55 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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