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20 not out.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by LooperCat, May 14, 2018.

  1. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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  2. Acheron05

    Acheron05 Type 1 · Member

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    Awesome post and as a recently diagnosed T1, reading this totally gives me hope for the future! :)

    Cheers
     
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  3. jackthejoker

    jackthejoker Type 1 · Member

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    Congrats Mel on your 20 year anniversary... My little girl was diagnosed just 15 months ago and she's 9 now...I sometimes get overwhelmed with fear for her future but reading your post has cheered me up no end...she has your positive attitude and even calls herself the chosen child..... I find it a very lonely road too as a parent....people just dont understand....but maybe someday........???
     
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  4. Alison54321

    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done. Not going to say congratulations, because that makes it sound really difficult to survive 20 years of type 1 diabetes, oh ok.........congratulations.

    It's always difficult because it's a hidden disability, and I have often found myself in the weird position of seeing a consultant who issues dire warnings about the terrible things that might happen, and then finding myself explaining I have it to someone else, and them just thinking it's nothing much at all.

    I actually found things got easier as I got older. I had more knowledge, more experience, and found it easier to identify my needs correctly, and implement them.

    So the next 20 years should be even better.
     
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  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Mu granddaughter is 9 and she was diagnosed aged 2 1/2 years, I was heartbroken, she was extremely ill in hospital on HDU. Children are tough little cookies they tend to get on with it and have a full and a happy life :)
    Take care
     
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  6. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    There’s a sub forum just for parents on this site. I’m sure you’ll find the support you crave there x
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/category/parents.16/
     
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  7. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!!
     
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  8. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    DIET BASE
    A BED SITE (in a Knightsbridge accent)
    SEA BIDET !!
     
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  9. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    I think you're the first to realise, definitely the first to comment.
     
  10. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I've been nuts on Spoonerisms and anagrams for as long as I can remember. Maybe I'm just nuts!
     
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  11. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    I have beady eyes, some might say the ‘beadiest’ (!), I see what you did there!
     
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  12. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    I hope you don't pissmonunciate your worms very often.
    I just realised you can get Betas die out of it. How strange.
     
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  13. .gurley

    .gurley Type 1 · Active Member

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    I know the feeling I got type 1 at 22 years old pain in the bum!!! Playing Soccer, courting, Job what a time to get it!!! I even started with the old glass syringe and believe me they were ****. Slowly over the years things improved, plastic syringes, Novo pens etc. Having said that my only two major Hypos when they first came out as insulin was extra quick! Survived though, but my daughter finding me naked and bleeding from my mouth was a bit of trauma for her she was very young but I remember her saying it's okay Dad you will be alright, which is true I was. I continued to play soccer, ran marathons, attained a high earning job, travelled the world. Have two daughters and a long marriage with an understanding wife, partners have to be, we sometimes forget we can be a pain in the bum and moody when our levels drop! I have travelled all over the world and apart from some plain daft security at airports coped well, even worked in three different countries including Cyprus where I live now. All the time with the life sentence of T1 which sounds like a new train line. I am still working and still serving my sentence so I guess my take on this is we are not alone and all in grumpy land with the condition which there is no cure for but maybe we are better people for having to deal with it and of course grateful to be around to complain. I am now on an insulin pump so I call it my new marriage as its 24/7 strapped to me so a whole new bunch of things to complain about. It even has an alarm when your levels drop too low but being woken up in the middle of the night is also a pain in the bum as well as sometimes its not showing a correct reading,. One day this will all be put right, maybe. On a final note its my birthday next week and I will be 63, so I am hoping for a lot more things to moan about with T! just to remind me I am here!!!! and able to moan. Oh and well done keep going the whole human race is headed in one direction we just approach it in a different way.

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  14. lindijanice

    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HEY @Mel dCP congratulations on your journey - you really are inspirational:) You and the Hubby really have a lot to deal with but it is wonderful to see a couple band together as a team and get the most they can out of life and together. So Kudos to you both. You are really creative and hope your medic-venture works out! Will wait to hear and see more:) Take care and enjoy those creative bugs!! I'm probably late on that one as you are ahead of me in time:) Blessings/L
     
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  15. .gurley

    .gurley Type 1 · Active Member

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    I used another word to describe backside and its edited???????????????????????????? A...e unbelievable.
     
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