After turning 90, Bob Krause celebrates yet another birthday and milestone of living with type-1 diabetes for 85 out of those years.
“Bob has outlived the life expectation of a normal healthy person born in 1921,” said his physician, Dr. Patricia Wu, attributing Krause’s success to his strong character. “He knows that he has to deal with this and he sees this as a part of his life, he doesn’t let this get him down.” (cbsnews.com)
Bob Krause was honored with a medal from the Joslin Diabetes Center to commemorate this record. His words capture the tenacity and dedication he has not only to himself but his wife of 56 years and their growing family.
“I’m a stubborn old man. I refuse to give up.” (cbsnews.com)
Dr. Patricia Wu explains his meticulous approach to living with Type-1 diabetes:
He tests his blood up to a dozen times a day and he brings in updated charts every visit. ”I think that’s a testament of why he is successful in living with this very difficult to live with condition,” Dr. Wu said. (cbsnews.com)