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  1. June S.
    June S. November 1, 2013 at 5:43 am | | Reply

    I found his life story absolutely fascinating. Thank you so much for having written this blog today! I was told, at the time of diagnosis, that Type I diabetes is common in people whose ancestry is Northern European. I myself am half-Scottish, and Keith Campbell is about as Scottish a name as can be. Also, I am disgusted that, having been diagnosed in 1972, I didn’t even know that blood glucose meters existed until 1982. Here Campbell got an insulin PUMP in 1979. Interesting info. about the AADE, too. I have attended two of their conventions, and found them to be superb. Wish I could become a CDE myself, but unfortunately, I lack an RN, RD or MSW certificate. :-(

  2. Tim Steinert
    Tim Steinert November 1, 2013 at 8:53 am | | Reply

    Professor Campbell, thank you for your years of faithful work to make our lives better. Your life and work will continue to have reverberations through all the students and other diabetics you have touched with a spark of knowledge or insight. I hope you find something worthy of your time and attention to put your hands to in this time of transition. Well done!

  3. Connie Stuart
    Connie Stuart November 1, 2013 at 9:12 pm | | Reply

    Thank you, Professor Campbell, for a very interesting article. I’ve been type 1 for 57 years since the age of 6. I remember so well your descriptions that you told about your experiences through the ages. I went on an insulin pump when they first came out and I remember how much larger the pumps were then and the diluting of the insulin. When I first started, there was not such thing as carb counting. There were exchange tables. There was urine testing with Clinitest. Every time I had a growth spurt, I had to be hospitalized to get regulated again. Things are so much more simple now. I too was never expected to live more than about 30 years, but I have been blessed. I was also so fortunate to have a son 35 years ago and he is one of my best advocates. Having had diabetes as a child and having to go to the lab to have my glucose checked monthly also led me to choose to become a medical technologist.

  4. Ellen Cooper RN MSN CDE
    Ellen Cooper RN MSN CDE November 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm | | Reply

    Actually the reimbursement situation for diabetes education favors dietitians, who can bill insurance as providers, over nurses, who cannot.
    I’ve read Mr Campbell’s articles for many years in diabetes journals but never knew anything about him. Thanks for a chance to appreciate what he’s contributed to diabetes care.

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