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Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by Danpope4, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Danpope4

    Danpope4 Type 1 · Member

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    Hello!

    My names Dan and I've been type 1 diabetic since I was 4 and I'm currently 20! Would like to have some friends who are a similar age and diabetic who understand what it is like to have diabetes and able to talk to them about it!

    Feel free to message me or leave a reply below
     
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  2. garinsionfitter

    garinsionfitter Type 1 · Member

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    Hey! I'm Garin, a type 1 diabetic. I'm 21 now, was diagnosed at age 12. Drop us a message :)
     
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  3. Lulu9101112

    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 18 and been type 1 and been diabetic since i was 7yrs old.
     
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  4. jmae26

    jmae26 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello I'm janiece:)
     
  5. Rezvan97

    Rezvan97 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi My Name is Rezvan and I've been type 1 diabetic Since I was 6 and I'm currently 20!
     
  6. emma_hughes3

    emma_hughes3 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey dan, I'm Emma I'm 26 and Iv been type 1 since I was 2, how are you?
     
  7. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie · Member

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    Is it really bad to say you guys make me feel really, really inadequate?

    I'm 24 and I was diagnosed one day less than a month ago.

    Your experience with this probably makes me look like a complete loser and you probably won't want me around but here I am anyway...
     
  8. emma_hughes3

    emma_hughes3 Type 1 · Member

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    Behave lol Iv been quite bad with my diabetes, it's given me bad depression and anxiety, Iv spent years hiding away from the fact I'm diabetic, had diabulimia when I was in my teens got through it without much damage thank god! I still get bouts of depression where I don't look after myself. I'm back to my good old self just now working with my diabetes team to get back in control. I only joined this forum the other day as my team said it would help me to try and socialise with other type 1 diabetics and you know what? It has! :)
    Sorry but of a rant there haha but moral of the story Iv had it 24 years and there's so much I have no idea about... which I probably should know. But hey ho I'm here now and I'm sorting myself out thanks to the lovely people on this forum and my diabetes team :)
     
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  9. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie · Member

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    Well I'm pleased to meet you but I suspect there are better type 1 diabetics to socialise with than me, I have about as much understanding of this stuff as a carpet tile. Anyone, anyone else, help needed...
     
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    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was where you are nearly a year ago; bewildered and no idea. It may well take a while but you will start to get this.
     
  11. emma_hughes3

    emma_hughes3 Type 1 · Member

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    Pleased to meet you too and if you have any questions or just want to talk don't hesitate to message me, whether you know a lot or nothing really doesn't bother me. I'm just here to talk with other diabetics so I don't feel so alone
     
  12. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie · Member

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    You might not like all of this but treat it as a confession.

    I have never known anyone who had diabetes. OK, I knew two people at school who were diabetic. Well, I say I knew them, I knew of them, nobody really knew them. They were weird. They had loads of things they couldn't do and weren't allowed to eat. We treated them like they had some communicable disease. They were the diabetic girls and it seemed like their lives sucked. I was so incredibly pleased it wasn't me. Now it is me.

    If anyone gave you the grief we gave them, please feel free to take it out on me because I was one of those people and god do I now feel like an absolute shit. I am probably not the only person ever to be diagnosed in adulthood and have these regrets but... yeah.
     
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  13. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Moderator
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    nobody knows what it is like to live with D until they get it ---- so you can be forgiven for your earlier years.:)

    please do keep in contact with any of the people currently speaking with you -- us d's are a very kind and forgiving bunch and would not like to see you suffer

    hope you do make some friends from the site

    xxxx
     
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