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At what age were you diagnosed?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Mungobean, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Mungobean

    Mungobean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have just been diagnosed with T1 diabetes at the grand old age of 52, which seems old to me! I am trying to kid myself that I am going through some kind of second youth! Is this unusually old, or do you think this has been going on for some time? At what age were you diagnosed?
     
  2. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type1 can appear at any age, personally I was 2, but I know when I went on my areas versions of the DAFNE course they said that the oldest person they'd seen diagnosed was 96!

    It used to be thought that you only got it when you were young and I think some still think that, but its just not true, you can be any age.
     
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  3. urbanracer

    urbanracer Type 1 · Expert
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    54 for me.
     
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  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I feel young now with my diagnosis at 39! :)
     
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  5. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed at nearly 18 back in 1979, I know the difference between then and now is like night and day, not only in treatment but in attitude and knowledge , back then I remember doctor telling me that T1 normally happens between 16 and 24, as I said a lot has changed.
     
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    sleepster Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 9.
    My brother (not diabetic) took part in some research (maybe 15 years ago) as a sibling of a person with diabetes looking at genes and they told him if you got to 18 without a diagnosis it was pretty much not going to happen o_O
     
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  7. MsClarita

    MsClarita Type 1 · Member

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    I was 37 -- diagnosed in May this year!
     
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  8. jaywak

    jaywak Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 16 and that was 46 years ago , treatment has changed so much since then and for many years I didn't bother to look after myself , but here I am 62 years old and no complications and feeling great ,
     
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  9. In Response

    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The current speaker of the House of Commons was diagnoses with Type 1 at 62 and Theresa May was diagnosed in her 50s.
    Over 50% of people with Type1 are diagnosed over the age of 20 and one in five are diagnosed over the age of 40.
     
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  10. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    ... Pretty much diagnosed on my 8th birthday.
     
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  11. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Almost my 1st birthday in 1959.
     
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  12. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    I remember being told it was "under 30" in the late 70s and I was diagnosed at 8 (waves to @Jaylee :)) in 1970. But having a late diagnosed T1 mum meant I got a very early diagnosis.
     
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  13. Ushthetaff

    Ushthetaff Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I also remember there only being type 1 and type 2
     
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  14. JMoli

    JMoli LADA · Well-Known Member

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    I was 47, I had no idea you could be diagnosed as an adult and knew nothing about T1 diabetes!
     
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  15. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    and GD, but I think I was told that that would turn into T1 if you had 3 or more pregnancies (I guess pregnant women were too young to be T2 under the then definitions).
     
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  16. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    15 or 16 for me I can't remember exactly now, I am now 68 and problems are starting to arrive feet hands and eyes but nothing to bad at the moment
     
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    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    43!
     
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    Mad76 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 2 when I was diagnosed.
     
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  20. PeteN11

    PeteN11 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    58 for me.
     
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