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How old is everyone

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by Cloe-1992, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    Hi :).
    I am 62 years old. I have had Type 2 for 18 years and I was diagnosed in the year 2000.
     
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  2. JShep07

    JShep07 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Im nearly 21 and have had it 15 years :(
     
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  3. Motherhen2014

    Motherhen2014 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 70 and have had it for 14 years
     
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  4. Key_master_

    Key_master_ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m 35 have now had diabetes longer than I haven’t. Diagnosed at 17.

    Kicking back and starting to win my battle. Thanks to dr Bernstein’s approach and the lovely people on this forum.

    About to achieve my best HbA1c around 4.8-5% never had it below 6.5%

    It’s been an eye opener. LCHP.. don’t understand everyone eating loads of fat to offset what’s being digested. Surely eating the right carbs and protein is enough.
     
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  5. Celsus

    Celsus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This 24th April I will celebrate my 44 Years Anniversary with Diabetes Type 1 by doing something exciting and crazy!
    And I was diagnosed when I was 10, so now you can do the math. ;)

    Enjoy everyday in your life everybody - We all deserve it!
     
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  6. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    Diagnosed at 24, twenty years ago. Only just getting the hang of it...
     
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  7. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed at 11 months in 1959. Kicked it to death in August 2013.
     
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  8. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed T1 this year I’m 37
     
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  9. Circuspony

    Circuspony Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed T1 last year at 43. Nurse at local GP surgery was insistent I was type 2 despite severe weight loss as I was 'too old' for type 1. Good thing we don't live too far from A&E!!
     
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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    Diagnosed T2 at age 66. That was 4 years ago.
     
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  11. Macdonald1995

    Macdonald1995 Type 1 · Member

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    I am 43 have been diagnosed for 2 and half years with type 1, dad died very suddenly in April 2017 and husband has been told he is dying, but hanging on in there
     
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  12. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you manage to keep it muzzled! All the best
     
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  13. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Wishing you all the very best
     
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  14. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    One of the rocks on the forum. Keep well!
     
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  15. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    What a lovely thing to say. Thank you. :)
     
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  16. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tough situation. Look after yourself.
     
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  17. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ll second that! I was diagnosed T2 Dec 2017 aged 59.
     
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  18. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I meant I’ll second that. Will I ever get the hang of posting in the right place.
     
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  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I'm blushing now. Thank you. :)
     
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  20. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree too! 64 currently (finally get my pension this year - yay). Diagnosed Type II January 2008 and I still remember the horrid Doctor on my first hospital diabetic clinic. Was so relieved to be allowed to attend GPs clinic instead. At least they are human and let you do your own thing so long as you are under control.
     
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