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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. L3wisr

    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed at 24.
    Blood Sugars were 20 if i recall correctly.

    Won the diabetic lottery - only person in my family to have it.
     
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  2. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    My BG level was 515
     
  3. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    thats why i love ye mr d :p:p
     
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  4. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I was 31 and on my own with two children. I refer to my type 1 diagnosis as my Ex's leaving present :rolleyes:
     
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  5. TheBigNewt

    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 32. I diagnosed myself! Weight loss, frequent urination, thirsty, glycosuria and ketonuria. Noone in family has/had it.
     
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  6. Soapybubs87

    Soapybubs87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    15 for me
     
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  7. db89

    db89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I made it to 27 before T1.
     
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  8. wiflib

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

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    Stress and depression do not cause diabetes, your doctor is wrong about that.
     
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  9. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    I am first in my entire family tree to get Type 1 she thinks that depression could be one of the case.
     
  10. wiflib

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

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    She’s still wrong, depression does not cause diabetes. T1 is an autoimmune disease. You would still have it if you had no depression.
     
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  11. TheBigNewt

    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What she said. Mine started soon after I got over a pretty nasty cold. And I hardly ever get sick.
     
  12. Jibran_Khan

    Jibran_Khan Type 1 · Active Member

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    Biggest Irony is
    I hated sweets all my life yet I got Diabetes.
    It's like going in jail for the crime you didn't did.
     
  13. wiflib

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

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    Sweets don’t cause diabetes either, of any kind.
     
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  14. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Definite double whammy, but was it meant to be? If you hadn't been dx' d how long would your daughter have gone undiagnosed? Scary thought but she could have been taken seriously ill. Blessings in disguise and all that stuff.
     
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  15. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Age 60 for me. It's called LADA when you become T1 in later years. It can come on quite slowly with a 'honeymoon' period. No, it's not at all unusual.
     
  16. NadineV

    NadineV Type 1 · Member

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    Hi, I am sorry I do not know how to ask privately, I am new here as my son just got diagnosed with T1 on Saturday. He is 15 and still in hospital. I am wondering - did you get any pet recently prior being diagnosed? Any changes in your life and environment? Thanks
     
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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was dx'd when I was 20.
     
  18. NadineV

    NadineV Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks for your response. It is shock for our family as well. I went on a trip with my son over weekend and I noticed he was drinking extensive amount of water. On our way back, while in the car I noticed acidic smell. Took him to A&E and his blood sugar was over 32! Of course I still did not accept his diagnoses and that's why I am asking if you got a pet recently. We got a dog and now I am blaming myself as I was reading about possible connection between possibility of viral infection triggering T1. ??

    @Jibran_Khan
    my son was also eating healthy, doing sports, swimming, scouts, hurling at school, I think T1 is not lifestyle related>
    I know that people are saying it is auto-immune disease
    but is it?
    ".... researchers believe it is a 'wrong read' of the insulin gene itself that proves to be a major target of the immune system. This error product of the insulin gene is made when beta cells are stressed, Roep said."

    got it from here: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170301085412.htm
     
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  19. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    43 at diagnosis in August this year. No one fully understands what causes the immune system to start attacking the beta cells, but I know they suspect it might be a reaction to a virus.

    No one should blame themselves for a type 1 diagnosis at any age.
     
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  20. Lunar_Lapin

    Lunar_Lapin Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 20 when I was diagnosed
     
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