I received my Joslin 75 year medal on August 10. I will not complete 75 years of Type 1 until September 15, so I have received the medal early. Several days ago I mailed a copy of my book to Joslin. It gave a thorough description of the days leading up to my diagnosis in 1945. I think the book may have given the needed proof for my 75 years.
Dr. King, Director of Research and Founder of the 50-Year Medalist Study sent me this message:
“We honor those with long duration type 1 diabetes by hosting a Medalist gathering every other year. The next celebration will be in 2021. I hope to have the opportunity to meet and personally honor you at this meeting.”
The Medalist meetings are usually held in May. I would love to attend that meeting, but I am concerned about being there in a crowd, and the virus. Maybe things will be more safe at that time?