Charles Swanson

Diagnosed 1947 at the age of 13.

Insulin

Pump 3.5 years

Blood-glucose levels

Tests six to 10 times per day since the late 1980s

BG average: 135

HbA1c

Tries to keep it under 6%.

Food

Watches carbs-avoids high-carb food. Restricts bread intake. Very rarely eats potatoes or pasta.

Exercise

Moderate amount of walking. Some yoga.

Complications

Quadruple-bypass surgery in 1994.

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