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How old were you when you first diagnosed with type 1?? And how long do you have it??

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Dzialo, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Dzialo

    Dzialo · Well-Known Member

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    I thought that should be a great idea to share our experiences;)

    I got diagnosed by 21 and have it now for 6 weeks, but my doc told me he never had a patient that handled it so well:D
     
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  2. SamJB

    SamJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Two weeks before my 20th birthday
     
  3. Auckland Canary

    Auckland Canary Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 9 and that was 31 years ago
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 14 and it was 42 years ago
     
  5. Indiana91

    Indiana91 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 5. 17 years ago.

    Indiana x


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    yingtong Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    kewgirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 4 years old - 44 years ago (where has the time gone?!)


    Type 1 - Diagnosed June 6th 1970 aged 4 years - no complications.
    Using Porcine (Pig) Short Acting Bolus and Bovine (Beef) Lente Basal Insulin.
    PRO INSULIN CHOICE ADVOCATE.
     
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    Julie1471 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    2 weeks before my 10th birthday 33 years ago.
     
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    clucker34 Type 1 · Member

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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    elvis the cat Type 1 · Active Member

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    23 yrs and counting :facepalm:
     
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    XIX Type 1 · Active Member

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    I'm 19, got diagnosed less than a month ago. It's still pretty surreal.
     
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  13. dollydaydream2014

    dollydaydream2014 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    33 years ago when I was 19.


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    I was 23 when diagnosed. That was 8 years ago now.
     
  15. DonnaC-T

    DonnaC-T Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    2 and a 1/2 weeks before I turned 20. Nearly 19 years ago x
     
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    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed May 11 1996, I was 7 :( it'll be 18 years this May :'(


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    Emma_P23 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    October 1996. I was 6 years old and one of many people to be diagnosed in my family.


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  18. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 2 and a half in 1990

    Edited: thats 23 years I've had it last Oct.

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  19. JacHibbert

    JacHibbert Type 1 · Member

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    May 1972 when I was 3. Only one in my family then, and still the same now
     
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