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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. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi starmaker123
    My BS started off week 1 in the mid teens and by week 3 was settled at 5 to 6 most of the tine, thought I had it all nailed!!!! I was wrong
    Have had a mild hypo everyday for the past 10 days, due to the basal dose I think
    Have now lowered the lantus to 8 units at bedtime and so far today have been 7 before breakfast and 8.2 a couple of hours after so I'm happier now!!
     
  2. Abdel

    Abdel · Newbie

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    I was 27 years old, 1 year now :(
     
  3. Starmaker123

    Starmaker123 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi again Type1Bri, I had a few hypos during the first couple weeks after coming home from hospital so they gradually dropped my dropped my doses - my Lantus is now at 6 and my Apidra before meals is 3 or 4 depending on what Im eating. I do find that just when I think I have the hang of it, a curveball comes my way, hence the high glucometer usage! I made a right boo-boo last week when in rushing my breakfast before leaving for work, I took my lantus instead of apidra, I normally keep them separate. lets just say it wasn't one of my better days! :wacky:
     
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  4. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh that's not good, hope you levelled out quite easily after that!!! How many test strips do you get on prescription from your go, mine will only give 100 at a time and when you are newly diagnosed and having hypo you use 10 a day sometimes!!!
     
  5. Starmaker123

    Starmaker123 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Im in Ireland so all my diabetes scripts are free - I can get as many strips as I like. How were you diagnosed, had you been sick for a while or was it sudden?
     
  6. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Yeah mine are all free too, just read somewhere on here that gp had been limiting the test strips!!!! I was diagnosed on 10th Sept
    Went to gp as had been drinking 10L of water a day and was still thirsty! !! Also had lost 18 lbs in 7 weeks!!! And sure enough out of the blue I'm a type 1. Addmitted to hospital with ketone levels of 7.2 and the rest us history! !!!!
     
  7. jode the toad

    jode the toad Type 1 · Member

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    i was 17, 21 years ago. i lost 12kgs in two weeks while away on holiday. on the way back home on the train i spent all my money on coke and orange juice trying to quench my thirst, i ended up drinking water out of the tap and standing by the toilet ! next day at the doctors my sugar level was 46 !
     
  8. fionnhutton

    fionnhutton Type 1 · Member

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    I was diagnosed 6 days before my 17th birthday last year in corfu... very similar experience to you. But I had to fly home to get it sorted. No one came out to me. Nurses in Stafford hospital sorted me out quick time and gaveme all the care and more I needed x
     
  9. fionnhutton

    fionnhutton Type 1 · Member

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    got diagnosed last year... trying to survive a levels with type one as we speak.... (im in my media class)
     
  10. ljwilson

    ljwilson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 11, 39 years ago!
     
  11. Minnie45

    Minnie45 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    39 years ago for me too ('anniversary' was last week), diagnosed at 6.

    I remember learning to inject on a teddy bear in hospital that first evening.
     
  12. neels

    neels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 2, that was 37 years ago...
     
  13. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Aged 12. 49 years ago.
     
  14. Drummermum

    Drummermum Type 1 · Active Member

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    52 but they're now thinking its type 2! Diagnosed 4 months ago.
     
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    Malcbadsworth Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was diagnosed 9 months ago at the age of 63
     
  16. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What is making them now think it's type 2????
     
  17. ck18

    ck18 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Was diagnosed as type 1 in March this year. On a visit to my GP a few weeks ago he stated I was type 2 - when I queried this he said he knew better than the hospital (who diagnosed me). When I finally got hold of the hospital DSN this week (who'd told me I was type 1) she stated one of my tests is missing but figures are so stable its more than likely I'm type 1 or at worst 1.5 - definitely not type 2 - she laughed when I told her my GP had told me he knew better than they did (when he had only ever met me once!). Seeing hospital diabetes team next month - if my test results are still missing I have to be retested. On top of that GPs diabetic nurse told me I should have done DAFNE course and be counting calories, carbs etc. Hospital DSN states they haven't run these or anything similar for years - they're starting a new course soon but only for those who can't control the blood sugar levels so I don't qualify for that. She checked my H1AB level results - fine and told me calorie/carb counting totally unneccessary, just eat sensibly! Right Hand.... Left Hand.... Do they really know what they're doing????
     
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  18. L3wisr

    L3wisr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    22, nearly three months ago
     
  19. toby64

    toby64 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hello All
    i hate to say i,t but i might be the oldest, so far, i was diagnosed , just after my 4th birthday, now have been type 1 for over 53 years, hopefully a few more years left though.
    Best Regards
    Toby
     
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  20. bluebel1

    bluebel1 Type 1 · Member

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    I was diagnosed in 1969,and I was 5 years old,in a couple of weeks I reach the big 50so I guess that means I've been a type 1 for 45 years(OMG,I never realised!)
     
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