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Am I the only one who got type 1 diabetic at the age of 19?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Jibran_Khan, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    I have seen lot of type one diabetic people on internet but all of them got diagnosed at very young.
    Am I the only one who got type 1 at age of 19.
    Because I didn't see anyone else getting type 1 at late teenage years.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    i was 50 and my son in law was 21:)
     
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  3. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    Was he diagnosed at the age of 21?
     
  4. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    yes :)
     
  5. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    Did he had depression or something like that?
    Because I was very depressed before I got Diabetes.
    Doctor says I got Diabetes due to stress and depression
     
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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    There are T1 members here who were diagnosed in their thirties and even older.
     
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  7. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    no but he was depressed after diagnosis and i have to disagree with your doctor saying stress and depression cause type 1 diabetes its an auto immune disease
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    jibran you will find a wealth of information and support on this site hope you feel a bit better soon it is hard coming to terms with when first diagnosed wish you the best of luck;)
     
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    Neoncat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Me! I was diagnosed at 19! Which sadly is a while ago now.......
     
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    Peggymac Type 1 · Member

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    I was diagnosed on my 21st birthday. I am now 64. I had a vicious viral - cough cum chest infection earlier that spring. I had failed my 2nd year at university, had a fairly difficult time as a teenager etc etc. Who knows why I got it.... Auto immune possibly following the viral infection. I have seen a lot of changes in management.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi @Jibran_Khan ,

    There are many members diagnosed T1 at different times of life..

    Your higher blood sugars prior to diagnosis may have effected your mood?
    ... & of course, diagnosis itself (understandably) may not have helped?

    But T1 is an autoimmune condition which wipes out beta cells in the pancreas.
     
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  12. Diabeticliberty

    Diabeticliberty · Guest

    I was diagnosed at 19. This was not very long ago at all. Woaaaaaaaaa...........wait a minute? It was..........too long ago :pompous:
     
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    scotteric Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed at 19. It can happen at any age, that's why they don't call it "juvenile diabetes" anymore.
     
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  14. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    It's been 13 months since I am diabetic.
    Do you guys suffered through any severe problems due to diabetes.
    You can share as I would take prevention for that problems.
     
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    There was a study last year which reported over 50% of people with type 1 diabetes are diagnosed aged 20 or over ... so you were a youngster, on average.
     
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    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    What was your BG level when you were diagnosed?
     
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    Sobo82 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    35yr old I was diagnosed 5 weeks ago
     
  18. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    Do you have a history of Diabetes in your family?
     
  19. Sobo82

    Sobo82 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My nan and auntie have type 2
     
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  20. Diabeticliberty

    Diabeticliberty · Guest


    Oh you big fibber. You won't be 50 for another 20 years :)
     
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