At a medalist meeting in 2011, Dr King, head of the Joslin Medalist Study, told us that there is a special "inner protection" that many of us have. It protects us against serious problems with our eyes, kidneys and nervous system. Then he added that it does NOT protect our hearts. In the Facebook Joslin medalists group, many members have posted that they have had heart attacks, bypass surgeries, stents, etc, but they do not have any serious problems with their eyes and kidneys.

My eyes, kidneys, and heart are all in great shape after 68 years of type 1, but there is no guarantee that it will continue that way. How is YOUR heart health?