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Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Jibran_Khan, Nov 20, 2017.
I was near 18. X
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.
very smart How long did it take you from symptoms to diagnosis?
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.
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.
I was 25.
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
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
My sibling was diagnosed at 15. Me 33 years later at 54.
Hi my girlfriend get diabetes at 17
I was 5 or 6 years old
Mine was 504 (or 28 mmol/l) at diagnosis 3 years ago when I was 56.
I was diagnosed type 1 about a month before my 20th...
Diagnosed 2 weeks ago at 18. My bgl was 33.