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How old is everyone

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

  1. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That's not a crime!
     
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  2. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Why is it that hospital clinics treat you like kindergarten and GP's usually bow to experience?
     
  3. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I’ve found it the other way around with my GP surgery and hospital clinic! My hospital consultant and dietician are quite supportive of my keto diet; my GP had a conniption fit :D
     
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    Macdonald1995 Type 1 · Member

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    Thank you
     
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  5. lindijanice

    lindijanice Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear of your loss, and now the situation with your Hubby.....May you be able to have quality times with him and greet each day with gratitude.....none of us know when our time here on earth is to be over, so it is to our benefit to be grateful and live it as fully as we can. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.....trust that you stay healthy through all of this. Blessings/L
     
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  6. Grant_Vicat

    Grant_Vicat Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps I should have been a little more precise! If I saw the main diabetologist at either hospital, they would often say "You have lived with the experience for years and probably understand diabetes better than us". The following is a good example of what happened when a new "specialist", whether nurse, doctor or junior houseman entered my life:

    I had had a totally different reaction from a junior doctor at King's.
    “Why are you on such an old fashioned system?”
    “Because it works.”
    “Don't you realise that we do things differently nowadays? Our patients inject four times a day allowing them to eat what they like when they like.”
    “That is what DAFNE (Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating, devised by Professor Stephanie Amiel at King's College Hospital) is about, and in 1998 Stephanie Amiel wrote me a very sympathetic letter, understanding my reasons for not wishing to start DAFNE.”
    “What were they?”
    “Chiefly that at the age of 41, I am trying not to put on weight, and being on the Lawrence Line Weight diet has kept me in trim up to the present day.”
    “But that is not how we do things now.”
    “Listen, so far you have not given me any concrete reason for switching, other than fashion.”
    The way he addressed me irritated me so much that when I got home I wrote a long complaint to Peter Watkins. He sent a charming letter back, assuring me that he had spoken to the junior doctor. On the next visit I was seen by Peter who told me that the young man was suitably contrite. Suddenly I felt pity for him. Peter said “When our patients are upset by the way they are received, we have to deal with it appropriately.” As I left the clinic via W.H. Smith, who should be coming the other direction? He just said “Hi.” I hope he has progressed into a first class diabetologist now.

    I have never had a GP treat me condescendingly, but I'm glad your hospital clinic is supportive, maybe they would send a letter/Email to your GP. I suspect the he only knows anything about Type 1, where keto in any sentence rings alarms. Glad to hear you have acclimatised after all these years!
     
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  7. cxl0702

    cxl0702 Type 2 · Member

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    40 type 1 6 months.
     
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  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    39, diagnosed T2 aged 37. Amused whenever my HbA1c dips below my age. :)
     
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  9. Alien Aspie

    Alien Aspie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm coming up to 64 very shortly, only diagnosed a few days back ;)
     
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  10. starry-night-sky

    starry-night-sky Other · Member

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    I'm 26. I have not been diagnosed with anything, but I get regular hypos and also high blood sugar. Have had these issues for 2+ years. Don't seem to get taken seriously by Doctors (apart from the one who referred me to the Endo department) The others just seem to fob me off.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How old am I , well I have 2 physical ages my birth age, my transplanted age and most importantly my mental age. So let's deal wif the real age, yep you guessed it mental age 11 years old and falling and what's more enjoying very moment. Must go and polish my skateboard.
     
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  12. Bogie

    Bogie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will be 70 this coming June. "Officially" diagnosed T2 about 6 months ago. Pre-diabetic for a few years before that. Still struggling with making the change to a more diabetic-friendly diet. Old habits die hard. Dropped from 210 lbs at end of 2016 to 180 lbs 6 months ago. Now at 165 lbs due to proper medication and diet "editing" :) Family history of Diabetes on my mother's side (she is 92 with T2 and taking insulin).
     
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    daemoncor Type 1 · Member

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    Hey!
    I'm 22, not 23 until December (woohoo!)
    I was diagnosed 11 years ago (When I was 11) and was living in Spain at the time.
     
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  14. Angusc

    Angusc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    57 and 56 years T1
     
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    ziawattoo54 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'm 21, and it's been 18 years with type 1 diabetes.
     
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    EmmaJ99 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'm 18, diagnosed just under a month ago
     
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  17. Motherhen2014

    Motherhen2014 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am type 2 diagnosed in 2004 and I am 70
     
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    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    I am 19 and I was diagnosed in 2012 after having a double lung transplant
     
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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    64, Type 1 for 52 years since the age of 12.
     
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  20. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    25 today.

    I didn't really expect it to be like this.

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