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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. Dustydog

    Dustydog Type 1 · Member

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    50 years ago. Just received a gold medal from Diabetes UK
     
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  2. Katrina5664

    Katrina5664 Type 1 · Active Member

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    August 2016 age 60. Unbelievable but still true. Still coming to terms with that and other health issues.
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  3. Leanne28

    Leanne28 Type 1 · Member

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    I was 21 when i was diagnosed type 1 and will have it 7 years on 3rd december
     
  4. Dustydog

    Dustydog Type 1 · Member

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    I was 9 and now 60......so a long time ago
     
  5. PseudoBob77

    PseudoBob77 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done Dustydog. You have 22 years on my time, seems like you're all in good health
     
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    oldnevada Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    2012, I was 60, I believe.
     
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    Blackers183 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed as Type 1 25 years ago, aged 38, after I had the flu. Uphill battle since then but achieved my lowest HbA1C 3 months ago so on the way to being within the guideline of between 6-7%. Major benefits - DAFNE, apps to record and track BGL and lots of reading about the condition.
     
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