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Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by Matt_Harman, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Matt_Harman

    Matt_Harman · Member

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    Hi guys! - I have just posted this elsewhere on the forum but found this thread seems to be more appropriate.

    My name is Matt, I'm 27 and live just outside of Southampton. I'm a type 1 and got diagnosed just over 3 months ago!!

    Just thought I'd introduce myself and would be nice to chat to a few people in the same boat :)

    I'm intrigued to know how everyone deals with it in their own ways and hopefully I can pick up a few tips along the way...
     
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  2. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Matt_Harman and welcome to the club no one really wants to be in! I am recently diagnosed.....well 48 years ago......its a lot to take in at the moment BUT it will become easier, well the injecting and testing will anyway. Any questions you may have post them up....pretty sure someone will be along to help out. Pretty knowledgeable/friendly group here
     
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  3. Matt_Harman

    Matt_Harman · Member

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    Hi @porl69 haha thank you! I'm sure I'll have a gazillion questions along the way :banghead:
     
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    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Matt_Harman . Welcome to the forum.
    As my good friend @porl69 has pointed out you’ve come to a good place.
    3 months isn’t long and you can expect things to change and develop over the coming months and years.
    Because of this it’s probably best not to get overly stressed when things don’t go as planned. Just get on here and let us know your concerns and problems and it’s highly likely someone will be able to help.
    One thing I find with T1 is that it is best dealt with if you have a positive attitude, even when everything seems to be falling apart around your feet.
    Be proud that you’re a T1 and you’ll be half way there.
     
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  5. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    We like questions around here :)
     
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  6. Matt_Harman

    Matt_Harman · Member

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    I think you're probably right, just need to embrace it as best I can. Just another challenge life throws your way!
     
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  7. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Matt_Harman .
    I embraced it 28 yrs ago. It’s not always plain sailing but making it an ally is far better than making it an enemy.
     
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    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Not in the exact same boat, but wanted to say hello as you seem a friendly chap.
     
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  9. Matt_Harman

    Matt_Harman · Member

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  10. Veryanxious

    Veryanxious Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hello matt! What are your numbers if i may ask?
    C peptides and Antibodies if tested?
    If you still have c peptide left, you can consider paleoketogenic diet which i folĺow for keeping autoimmune not progressing and hopefully improving.
     
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