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How old were you at diagnosis?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Dippy3103, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Were your last 2 test results of 6.4, HbA1c or normal fasting glucose?

    If fasting glucose I would say (for me) not too bad; if HbA1c I would prefer them (for me) in the mid-5s.

    For Type 2s, the blood glucose levels to aim at during the day (NICE guidelines) are:

    4 - 7 mmol/l fasting/before meals;
    less than 8.5mmol/l 2 hours after meals.

    Viv :)
     
  2. anniep

    anniep · Well-Known Member

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    My last hbAIC was 6.0 which my doc said was perfect though I would prefer it to be lower.
     
  3. Clairslloyd

    Clairslloyd · Well-Known Member

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    I was and am 37 at diagnosis - no family history (that I know of was adopted) but also have high bp and cholesterol - even though kept an eye on saturated fat (WW diet) and had very little sugar!!! As you can imagine was extremely shocked :shock:
     
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    cugila · Master

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    I was 49 when diagnosed. No family history, fit as a flea not overweight (6ft and 13 st) .......

    Shock was an understatement !!
     
  5. Dippy3103

    Dippy3103 · Well-Known Member

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    A fair few bucking the media image that all us t2's are so because we are overweight and lazy. Am sure I probably didn't help myself but of three siblings two are t2 and my sister currently has gestational diabetes. So I suspect genetics came into it too.I am the old one of the trio at 40.
     
  6. sugar2

    sugar2 · Well-Known Member

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    Answering for my T2 Dad.

    He was 57...very fit and active. Ate a naturally low carb diet (lots of meat and fat.). The only thing that could be considered as a bad thing, was he did ddrink quite a bit...not loads, but a couple of pints most evenings. He drinks slightly less, and more wine these days.

    I am T1, but I get annoyed on my dads behalf when the media imply that T2 is largely self inflicted....reading this thread would soon alter that view!
     
  7. Malc.

    Malc. Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll be 67 in April and I was diagnosed 4 weeks ago, (Jan 2011)

    I feel like a 21 year-old...(but my wife won't let me have one!) :lol:

    Malc.
     
  8. Dippy3103

    Dippy3103 · Well-Known Member

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    Shame really...They could learn something!
     
  9. pheobe

    pheobe · Member

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    I was 52 at diagnosis in fact a few days off my 53rd birthday , started medication on my 53rd birthday.
     
  10. Becg

    Becg · Member

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    It looks like i might be the youngest :oops: . I was diagnosed when i was 25, i have PCOS. My Dad is diabetic, my nan and aunt both died from pancreatic cancer.
     
  11. Marzeater

    Marzeater · Well-Known Member

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    2008 aged 50. Diagnosed in hospital after an accident.
    I had none of the usual symptoms so maybe it was a good thing to find out when I did. :?
     
  12. Sue o2

    Sue o2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed 21st Oct 2006 after having Thrush for most part of a year, at the age of 47
     
  13. mobrien

    mobrien · Active Member

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    Me I was suspected of being diabetic on my 52nd birthday then after all the tests 2nd Dec 2009 at 11:03 am strange how it sticks in the mind. I was having liver and kidney issues at the time so with all the testing full diagnose took a wee bit of time. I remember the conversation well 11:00 appointment practise nurse "Oh come in Mr OBrien sit down now let me see Oh OK your diabetic how do you feel about that"

    Could have knocked me down with a feather :lol: :shock:
     
  14. jenrose

    jenrose Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 55 years old when I was dx with type 2.
     
  15. nilemthakrar

    nilemthakrar · Active Member

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    My daughter has been diabetic for just over 4 years (T2) She was diagnosed at the age of 14 and is now 19. The doctors at the hospital says she is T2, yet I am not convinced and they will not do the blood test.
     
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    Try changing your doctor. I had been on at my doctor for a very long time on and off trying to get her to test me for diabetes and I was dismissed every time as if I didn't know how I was feeling.... As soon as I changed my doctor, they took bloods (routine when taking in new patients) and a few days later I was told that she thought I was diabetic. It took 2 miscarriages and a change of doctor to get the tests I needed....

    I hope you'll get it sorted out :)
     
  17. nilemthakrar

    nilemthakrar · Active Member

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    Hi Eiche

    Thanks for your advise. I am seeing my daughters diabetic nurse in 3 weeks time and will discuss the blood tests with her.
     
  18. Sanober

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    Just diagnosed Type 2 at 33 but I 'don't fit the criteria'. Both parents are Type 2 (but got it in their 50s) I'm awaiting further tests.
     
  19. fankieboy

    fankieboy · Newbie

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    Thought I would push the average age up, I was 67 when diagnosed in Feb'10 with T2. Treatment is with diet & Metformin three times a day. Younger sister is also T2 & has been for some years, neither parents were affected.
     
  20. greekqueen

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    33..going through testing for a gastric band..now removed and left with acid reflux :(
     
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