Very rarely do people with diabetes live long because in the way of life of patients often experience complications of other diseases. But a diabetic can survive well up to the age of 90 years. What is the secret of longevity?
Bob Krause a grandfather who almost entered the age of 90 years was crowned the oldest in diabetic patients with the longest life in America. Because the grandfather who lives in San Diego USA has 85 years of living with the deadly disease of diabetes.
Long live the old man’s secret was that he remained a regular Krause insulin therapy without getting bored or discouraged and so keep the food. Sciences ‘know ourselves’ the old man made no other diseases affected by complications that usually experienced by people with diabetes.
The temptation of food or live carelessly can be withheld by applying the discipline of a good life. For Grandpa Krause, eating is for life not for pleasure or just lust.
Bob Krause type 1 diabetes since the age of 5 years. Diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a disease due to heredity or pancreas damage. Now he was already nearly stepped on 90 years, meaning that Krause had 85 years of living with diabetes.
“Krause has lived longer than the life expectancy of healthy people who were born normal in 1921. He knew that he had to deal with this disease and that he sees as part of his life, he does not let diabetes him to despair,” Dr. Patricia Wu, doctors who deal with Bob Krause, as reported by FoxNews, Friday (09/23/2011).
About 3 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease in which the body does not make enough insulin needed to convert blood sugar into energy, so it must rely to a lifetime of insulin injections. The exact cause is unknown, although genetic and autoimmune problems play a role.
In general, the life expectancy of diabetics is reduced a lot because they have to face a high risk of serious health complications, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney damage and amputations.
Before the discovery of insulin, a diagnosis of diabetes was a death sentence with an expected survival of only a few years.
Krause was fortunate because it can be diagnosed with diabetes shortly after the commercial production of insulin is made and widely available. The incident occurred in 1926 when he was aged 5 years and lived in Detroit.
Krause’s brother also died because of diabetes. His life could not be saved after being diagnosed with diabetes since insulin at that time not yet available. He was diagnosed with diabetes 1 year earlier than Krause.
“I saw Jackie (Krause’s sister) died of starvation to death. Before insulin, diabetics will just die, because eating it makes no difference. What you eat can not be changed and you are actually starving to death because the body can not absorb anything, “said Krause.
Krause began insulin therapy since the age of 6 years. At that time, diabetics have to first boil the glass syringe with a long needle, and should be sharpened tip when the needle has begun to dull.
Because the state of his mother recalled how after losing a child due to diabetes, Krause does not give up with diabetes. He underwent a strict diet by weighing each food he ate. He also inject insulin in the arms or legs at each meal.
Since 1978, Krause has been relying on an insulin pump to adjust the dose to the stomach, although he himself entered the number of doses rather than have to rely on automated insulin dosage that can provide pumps throughout the day.
“To keep diabetes under control you only eat foods that you need before you do the activity. I eat to stay alive instead of eating all the time or for pleasure,” says Krause.
Krause could not active now as it used to be, so not many foods that the body needs as fuel.
For breakfast every day, he ate a bowl of prunes and five (purple-colored fruits like grapes). Krause usually no lunch and a salad with some lean meat (lean meat) for dinner.
“I was surprised when they told me that I was the oldest, because I know there are others out there. I certainly do not think I was the only one,” Krause said after receiving the medal.