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16 with type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Danielleee, May 2, 2014.

  1. Danielleee

    Danielleee Type 1 · Member

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    I'm 16 with type 1 diabetes, I got diagnosed only 3 weeks ago! I would love to talk to someone who is in the same position as me or someone with experience who is my age!


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  2. theedom83

    theedom83 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am 30 now, but I was diagnosed when I was 16, (during my GCSE'S) I was in a bad way when I was diagnosed, very sore feet, very dry mouth, always tired, and drinking 12 litres or more of drink a day. I was then put on Humalog mix 25 insulin, (twice a day injections) What have you been put on and advised to do at the moment then?
     
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    daniT1D Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not the same age as you, but I do have the same name :) I'm 25 and diagnosed T1 in July 2013. Feel free to message me if you ever want to chat x


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  4. Danielleee

    Danielleee Type 1 · Member

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    I've been put on the mixed insulin twice a day however that's only because I'm in the 'honeymoon period' (where my body may be producing the last bit of insulin.) I will be going on 4 injections a day in a couple of weeks as it will be easier to control what I am eating! 3 short acting insulins before meals and a long lasting one over night :)


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  5. Beth_Robinson

    Beth_Robinson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm 16 too and was diagnosed at 3 x feel free to message me anytime :)
     
  6. HeatherMay_

    HeatherMay_ Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am 17 and have had type 1 diabetes for 12 years, going into 13 in July. I have the experience through my GCSE years, to Alevel and preparing for Uni so if you want to chat, I'm here
     
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    paigewilli96 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey, I'm pretty recently diagnosed, 17 and always up for a chat :)

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  8. bloodbaby

    bloodbaby Type 1 · Member

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    I'm about you're age, and I was diagnosed with Type 1 in 2002. I'd love to help you with whatever you need. :)
     
  9. Signe_Kirk

    Signe_Kirk Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hey I'm Signe and I'm 16 too :) Been diabetic for almost 5 years, feel free to message me!
     
  10. Amrit1712

    Amrit1712 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm 15, was diagnosed just over a month ago. How are you coping? It's quite a lot to take in but it starts getting easier if you put the effort in. Feel free to message if you want to chat :)
     
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    Darwin195 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 19& I got diagnosed about the same time as you 3 weeks ago..

    Message me& I'll help as best I can
     
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    bri281295 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 19 and I was diagnosed when I was 17, coming up to 2 years... Always here to talk :)
     
  13. Kirstykanga99

    Kirstykanga99 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I'm 16 in May. I am really experienced with diabetes as I've had it since I was around 4/5. I don't remember life without diabetes. If u can help you in any way feel free to message me I would love that.
     
  14. tieganmae

    tieganmae Type 1 · Newbie

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    I'm 17 years old and I was diagnosed in 2007 at the age on 9... One thing you need to remember is that diabetes is now your lifestyle and that's just how it is were no different to anyone else... All the best
     
  15. Bethany buchan

    Bethany buchan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm no help but Iv was diagnosed when I was 4 years old and now I'm 14 and doing alright x
     
  16. DylonGrassie

    DylonGrassie Type 1 · Member

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    Hey I'm 16 and had T1 six months now. Are you in your final year of high school?
     
  17. becca8201

    becca8201 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I 14 type 1 and only been diagnosed 3 months
     
  18. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi Danielleee I am not in your position, but wanted to say a big hi and welcome:)

    Best wishes RRB
     
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