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At what age were you diagnosed?

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

  1. SueJB

    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yikes!! Shock horror. I was 64
     
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  2. Doug88

    Doug88 · Active Member

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    I was 32 - There's variation in different parts of the world but give or take, the age of onset normally follows this kind of trend:

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  3. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Master

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    49 for me x
     
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  4. Caroline2688

    Caroline2688 Type 1 · Active Member

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    55 for me
     
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  5. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 13 years old back in October 1981 (best decade ever!) I was 40 years with Type 1 last month....
     
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  6. Smiler99

    Smiler99 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aged 44 diagnosed this year still finding it hard to come to terms with
     
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  7. AlexMac

    AlexMac · Member

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    I thought it was mainly type 2 at an older age so its interesting to read that you all got diagnosed at different ages. I was diagnosed with type 1 at 10, my brother who is 16 years older then me was diagnosed with type 1 6 months after me at 26. Very weird how it affected us both at the same time, i was happy at the time as i had someone to share the heartache with, we also have different dads so assume the gene comes from my poor mother!
     
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  8. Mungobean

    Mungobean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It is really interesting, I agree @AlexMac . I wonder if GPs make this assumption too, thus explaining why they seem so reluctant to do the c-peptide and Anti Gad tests. I just kept getting told that it was highly unlikely to be anything other than T2 for me,’because’….

    I really do wonder how many people have the wrong diagnosis, although I am still new at this, so don’t really understand the consequences of a wrong diagnosis, apart from having less access to new tech, and potentially fewer ‘lifestyle’ lectures.
     
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