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Duane, i'm sorry for what has happened to you and yes you are right, it is a shame for all those young kids who didn't even get to 29 before getting type 1. i did just want to add, for the original poster, what was "perfect" 30 years ago, even 20 years ago was probably more along the lines of "as good as you could expect". monitoring was probably infrequent and rudimentary in that time frame and certainly human insulins were unheard of. the pharmacodynamic profiles of the pig and bovine insulins of the time were vastly inferior to the modified human insulins of today and certainly not up to standard of the pumps by any measure. so by what is possible with today's technologies, "perfect" in those days was probably pretty sub-optimal, thus allowing for a higher level of cumulative damage to occur.

in any case, best wishes.
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