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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. Blue2

    Blue2 · Active Member

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    I was diagnosed in 2010 and I was 32.
     
  2. Abigaildemunnik

    Abigaildemunnik Type 1 · Member

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    I had just become 5 and had it for 26 years now, I baked a massive cake to celebrate my 25th anniversary last year :)
     
  3. Malcbadsworth

    Malcbadsworth Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was diagnosed 7 months ago aged 63. Result of a virus
     
  4. princesskyra

    princesskyra Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was two and a half years ago and I was 30
     
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    Gillian_g07 · Newbie

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  6. NeetK28

    NeetK28 Type 1 · Member

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    I was diagnosed at 9years, 3 days before Christmas. Now 28years old, will have had type 1 for 20 years this Christmas. Been on a pump for 5 years now and it's the best thing ever, got my hba1c down from 12 to 6.8
     
  7. Happy7

    Happy7 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was 17 yrs old.... and I'm 31 yrs now..... we have been together for 14 yrs
     
  8. faslam94

    faslam94 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I Was 2 years old and I have had diabetes for 18 years.
    pretty much my whole life :)
     
  9. Y3MBailey

    Y3MBailey Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    January 6th 1997 when is was 11....

    The day where's Wally travel special came out and a week before we first got internet.

    So 28 odd years ago
     
  10. DiabeticWarriorPrincess89

    DiabeticWarriorPrincess89 Type 1 · Member

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    I've had it since I was 10 and that was 14 years ago
     
  11. Ruth0212

    Ruth0212 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Diagnosed type 1 at age 32. Had just got married and was trying to conceive. Was a difficult time but now, 16years on, still with hubby, 2 lovely kids and an insulin pump things are pretty good. :)


    Sent from the Diabetes Forum App
     
  12. drewy123

    drewy123 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was 21 im 32 in sept
     
  13. Alasdair

    Alasdair Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 5. I still remember it all as if it was just yesterday. My teacher sending the letter home, my appointment at the Dr, my stay in the hospital. It wasn't yesterday though, it was 28 years ago!
     
  14. clarehayward

    clarehayward Type 1 · Member

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    Aged 12, in September 1980. 34 years now and counting. I hope they find a cure for all of us
     
  15. kimmykib

    kimmykib Type 1 · Member

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    I was 10 an its 18 yrs now have had major ups an downs but am still here
     
  16. Ajwbs

    Ajwbs Type 1 · Member

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    I was 33, just over 2 years ago.
     
  17. Dec_O

    Dec_O Type 1 · Member

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    Coming up to my 1st year anniversary (diagnosed at 28.) Never a dull moment! Have found great info on this forum in that time
     
  18. hld1904

    hld1904 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was 3 years old and have been Type 1 for 43 years now
     
  19. Ajwbs

    Ajwbs Type 1 · Member

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    I was diagnosed nearly 2 years ago and I'm 35 years old.
     
  20. manicarrie

    manicarrie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    2years ago when I was 31
     
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