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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. miszu

    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was near 18. X
     
  2. Grateful

    Grateful Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a first cousin who was 27 when diagnosed with Type 1. My understanding is that Type 1 is an autoimmune disease and not connected with depression, lifestyle, or even genetic factors.
     
  3. Contralto

    Contralto Other · Expert

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    very smart How long did it take you from symptoms to diagnosis?
     
  4. miszu

    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It is an autoimmune disease, but I believe all conditions r connected to stress/depression, lifestyle(thats more deep than what u eat and what exercise u do), and genetics also. Everything has something deeper behind, but most cases wer just told that it couldnt be changed.
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My mother was diagnosed in her early twenties (22?) and got very very sick before diagnosis (lots of embarrassed medical family members over that). She had no diabetic family members at the time. As a consequence I was diagnosed very early (just two nights of waking up to ask for a drink of water!) at 8. None of my siblings or children have diabetes, though I used to test my childrens' urine whenever they complained of excessive thirst. (I was told that the children of a T1 have a 1 in 30 chance of developing it, but this was a while ago.)

    Having said that, my father and both parents-in-law developed type 2, so my children will have to watch their lifestyle/diet to avoid that in their future.

    My understanding was that T1 has a small genetic element and there's pretty well nothing you can do to avoid it, while T2 has a large genetic/lifestyle element.
     
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    JoeCo Type 1 · Member

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    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi@Jibran_Khan my grandson was 18 when he was diagnosed he's now 30, my sister was 10 their are many young diabetics out their but others like Karen not so lucky to get it later on. K
     
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    Lynz84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 27 when I was diagnosed and it came fairly quickly after having my first flu. It was an epic flu and I was so so ill and was told potentially that was the trigger. I am the first and only diabetic in my family
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My sibling was diagnosed at 15. Me 33 years later at 54.
     
  10. CUKIEREKalbo2

    CUKIEREKalbo2 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi my girlfriend get diabetes at 17
     
  11. CUKIEREKalbo2

    CUKIEREKalbo2 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was 5 or 6 years old
     
  12. Sibyl

    Sibyl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 504 (or 28 mmol/l) at diagnosis 3 years ago when I was 56.
     
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  13. SamElliott1997

    SamElliott1997 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed type 1 about a month before my 20th...
     
  14. LenCabe

    LenCabe Type 1 · Newbie

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    Diagnosed 2 weeks ago at 18. My bgl was 33.
     
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