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How old is everyone

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

  1. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought you were a lot older for some reason.....lol....
     
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  2. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    *sigh* I get that a lot.
     
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  3. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha, really......

    you recent posts kind of paints a fed up and tired picture, but really, your a young pup.....

    its likely the same for a lot of people on this online setting.....
     
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  4. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    @NoKindOfSusie Happy Birthday - it might not be a cake day but you can have balloons instead and the sun is also shining, have a great day :)
     
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  5. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Eat some bloody cake. Bolus for it. Why aren’t you eating foods you want???
     
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  6. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    WHY AREN’T YOU EATING FOODS YOU WANT?
    (Happy birthday).
     
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  7. NoKindOfSusie

    NoKindOfSusie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have this disease, see. And there isn't any need to shout.
     
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  8. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Happy birthday @NoKindOfSusie. Eat some cake and bolus for it. You keep letting diabetes win!!!!
     
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  9. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    50 years old.. 36 years a Type 1..
     
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  10. Alison54321

    Alison54321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm 59, and about 6 months away from 42 years since being diagnosed. Can't remember the exact date.

    It's gone frighteningly quickly. If it's any help to anyone else, I feel now as if I have much better control over my diabetes, and feel much healthier than I ever did when I was younger. So it's not always a downward trend,
     
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  11. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. I think experience with this condition is the biggest tool I use for the management of my Diabetes. Type 1 for 36 years.

    They wanted to discharge me after my Diabetes Eye Appointment at the Royal Free a couple of months ago after telling me that my background retinopathy had completely gone!. After some discussion they decided to keep me on and see me in twelve months time.

    My eye glasses prescription has also got less, twice during the past three years and overall HbA1c has not been over 7.5 for over ten years.

    I am very liberal with what I eat but sensible. Fundamentally though I eat what I want and inject accordingly. Experience though is no good unless you try to learn whilst gaining it.

    We all have a chronic condition here but as you stated there is absolutely no reason why it has to be a downward spiral the longer we have it..
     
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  12. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    28 and 23 years with T1. Safe to say it’s doesn’t get any easier (just different!) but the advances in technology are incredible and I’ve got to be thankful for that!
     
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  13. charliemann

    charliemann Type 1 · Member

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    How have you managed? Does it get any easier does everyone suffer complications or does it just depend on how well you manage it? Sorry for the questions but I am type 1 only diagnosed 2years ago and feel I’m still learning plus I worry so much! Xx
     
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  14. Duntarvie

    Duntarvie Type 1 · Newbie

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    Diagnosed in 1970 only problem is slight Neuropathy
     
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  15. Dodo

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    I do have heart problems but whether that is due to diabetes is debatable. For most of my diabetic life there were no such things as blood testing meters, insulin pumps, CGMs, etc., so all these things you have these days will help you manage your diabetes and you really should have little problem. Diabetic care these days is amazing compared to years gone by when you literally just flew by the seat of your pants and hoped for the best.
     
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  16. DJ_747

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    Hi,

    I am 24 and have been a T1D for 8 years now!
     
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  17. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks! I have only just found this page - Lots of interesting stuff here!
     
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  19. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I am 67 and diagnosed T2 three years ago, after retiring .
     
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  20. neels

    neels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am 43 years old and was diagnosed as type 1 at the age of 2.
     
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