Glu : The New Complication: Aging with Type 1 Diabetes
Update: You can now listen to our Diabetespeaks podcast episode of this event by clicking here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ny8f7-7e17c9
With incredible breakthroughs in diabetes technology, therapy and clinical care, people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) are living longer than ever. But as people age, they take on a whole separate host of challenges that are compounded by T1D. Many fear they will not have the self-reliance, care, support, or financial resources necessary to manage their blood sugar and continue to live well with diabetes in their golden years.
Last month, this concerning issue was presented at T1D Exchanges Annual Meeting. Four individuals currently or soon facing this dilemma spoke on a patient panel, bringing to light a new complication of type 1 diabetes rarely discussed in a public forum.
This is a new problem, based on our recent success in treating T1D, said Dr. Nick Argento , an endocrinologist and person with diabetes (PWD). The Joslin 50-year survivors used to be sort of an elite group. Thats not true anymore. Now, its expected, not the exception.
Joining Argento on stage was Paul Madden, Bunny Kasper, and Sandy Brooks, each with a different diabetes experience, but all in their later stages of life.
Bunny Kasper , who is in her mid-seventies and has lived with diabetes most of her adult life, volunteers as a support group leader for families with children who have T1D. She shared that this group of parents recently commented that she should find diabetes management easier because shes been doing it for so long. But what they didnt u Continue reading