1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

How Long Have You Had Type 1 Diabetes?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by No1DeadlyPoison, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. AmandaD

    AmandaD Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    88
    Trophy Points:
    68
    30 years next month
     
    • Like Like x 4
  2. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    320
    Trophy Points:
    123
    50 years. Recently received my gold medal from Diabetes UK. Now I feel like an Olympian!
     
    • Winner Winner x 3
  3. Eponym

    Eponym Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    43
    August 1977; so that's about 39 years. When I first became diabetic, I used glass syringes and the only testing was of urine in test tubes. Needles and syringes were boiled before use and insulin was porcine. I remember being told by nurses not to expect to live much beyond my thirties. Still clinging on...
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. jessnataliex

    jessnataliex Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    23
    I've had type 1 now for 12 years! It was my 12 year anniversary a couple of days ago! Time has seriously flown!
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  5. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

    Messages:
    18,168
    Likes Received:
    27,279
    Trophy Points:
    298
    27 years ago this month, erm I call it a leaving present from my ex !!:rolleyes:
     
  6. clarehayward

    clarehayward Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    22
    Trophy Points:
    43
    36 years this September. I was 12 when I got it.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  7. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

    Messages:
    14,452
    Likes Received:
    45,499
    Trophy Points:
    298
    1 month type 1
    33 yrs as type 2 (mis diagnosed)
    I'm 53
     
  8. Richard 123

    Richard 123 Type 1 · Newbie

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Diagnosed Dec 23 rd 1952 63 or 64 years ago still going strong thanks to the training from Alder Hey hospital Liverpool
     
    • Like Like x 5
  9. Hannah3003

    Hannah3003 Type 1 · Member

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    23
    7 months...feels like 7 hundred years though
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook