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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. TheJonsterMonster

    TheJonsterMonster Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was three when I was diagnosed, and that'll be 25 years ago this December.
     
  2. Gisella

    Gisella Type 1 · Newbie

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    1988 - I was 3.5yrs old. 27years now!
     
  3. naillig

    naillig Type 1 · Member

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  4. benjygirl

    benjygirl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 67. That was 3 years ago after having pancreatitis. I seem to have adjusted quite well to my new lifestyle.


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  5. Bogusman

    Bogusman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Travelling enthusiast Type 1 · Active Member

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    10, I found out on Friday the and now I'm so superstitious, there were loads of Friday the 13ths last year


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  7. daisy222

    daisy222 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Misdiagnosed as type 2 -May 2012, age 32, diagnosed as type 1 on 10 April 2014.
     
  8. Kerry-Michelle

    Kerry-Michelle · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed 30th April 2012 at the age of 20.. 2 years down the line still fighting..

    Kerry xx


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  9. Lenya21

    Lenya21 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was 52, 16/4/13. My old local GP said' your type1, I don't know much about that, talk to our diabetic nurse!' Nurse said 'we will look at your diet, now go home, you will probably have that last can of coke and packet of chips. If u feel unwell call an ambulance and we will start you on insulin next week. ! I was terrified my mmol was 25 I did not understand).... The next day my cousin (diagnosed T1D at 40) took me to hospital with 1.5 keytones and was started on insulin straight away. The twist is, the following week when the nurse wanted me to start on insulin, they rang and cancelled!!! She was sick!!! Lol


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  10. SpikeThacker

    SpikeThacker Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    54 and with no warning..............that was 6 weeks ago. according to the doc i've taken the bull by the horns and taken full control , including carb counting, which has been a great help[​IMG]
     
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  11. debwells

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  12. debwells

    debwells · Member

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    I too was diagnosed in 1964 when I was 7, pleased to meet some one else like me, I will be 50 years of diabetes in September this year
     
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  13. JRW

    JRW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot more folks diagnosed as type 1 later in life than I would have thought. All I get is your old (diagnosed aged 38) for type 1.
     
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  14. Geri

    Geri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 8 years old and have had type 1 for 44 years.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I was 31.Husband had left months earlier, so then on my own with two children, had it now for 25 years and still fighting the good fight. :)
     
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  17. Dzialo

    Dzialo · Well-Known Member

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    Good to see that fighting spirit you have :p
     
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    bonus Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    dmcx3x Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 8 now im.22 .. i remember my mum just thought i was being greedy with drinking so mich as wee had no clue what diabetes was then i started loosing alot of weight and she took me to the docs he never knew what it was he then.said he would send me to the hospital for tests so waoted a few weeks and still nothing so my mum took me out of school and took me.up to the hospital and as soon as i gpt their i was being sick.everywher so.must have just discoverd.it on time .. wee still had no clue what it was i remeber i was lying on.the bed and i.had jellybeans in my school bad and my mum gave me them i started eating.then and nurse shouted at me hahaha then after a few days in.they told me my mum would have to inject me and i ran out the wee room.screaming and.hiding then.finally i let her.do it. As she done it toherself crazzy.how i still remember everything

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