Twitter friend @Scanman submitted this one. Robert Krause was diagnosed with diabetes in 1926, at age 5, shortly after insulin was introduced. What a story of a patient who was engaged in his care – starting at age 6. He died this month, just before turning 91. The tweet:

Truly inspiring. An empowered patient before the term was invented, @ePatientDave. Robert P. Krause diabetic for 85 yrs:
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/mar/14/robert-p-krause-90-engineer-first-manned-space-fli/

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