I'm relatively new here. I'll have had type1 diabetes for 50 years this summer. I had a heart attack 18 years ago. I've had laser treatment on both eyes and only need reading glasses.
In the early years I wasn't very good at looking after myself. However after a few years I decided that what I was doing was crazy and consequently changed my opinion on my care options.
I've played various sports virtually all my life, mostly because I love sport, and not because I have diabetes. In fact 50 years ago I was told not to play sports as it wasn't good for me. Needless to say I wasn't going to stop playing, and now it looks like I was right in my actions. I've won competitions in every sport that I participated in.
I'm too old now for active participation in sporting events but I still love my cycling. Last year I did a cycle trip holiday in Bavaria and Austria and this year I'm also taking a cycling holiday, cycling from Brussels to Amsterdam, which I'm really looking forward to.
I'm relatively strict with my diet, and eat only food that is beneficial for me. I'm lucky, I guess, in that I love all food, but I do avoid junk food for the most part.
Other than the heart attack and eye problems I've been rather lucky health wise. Funnily enough I've never worried about getting problems but when they came I've accepted them as part of being a diabetic and dealth with them as best I could.
I still enjoy life, and hope to continue enjoying it for a long time to come. Oh, I'll be 64 next birthday.