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How old were you when you were diagnosed?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Giverny, Mar 25, 2013.

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How old were you when you were diagnosed?

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  1. Kerry-Michelle

    Kerry-Michelle · Well-Known Member

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    20 years old... Confirmed officially 11 days after my birthday 2012... Type 1.. Initially it was thought that I was type 1 after being rushed into hospital after being squashed between two cars when I was asked if I was diabetic and I said no.. So thankfully I was finally diagnosed after lots of blood test e.c.t after a car accident. X
     
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    judithann · Newbie

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    I was 57 when I was diagnosed with Type 1. I'm using the Animas Vibe pump (have been for 2 years), and find it makes life a lot easier than pen injections.
     
  3. JOYKEE1

    JOYKEE1 · Newbie

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    Diagnosed diabetes type 2 age 57
     
  4. bazzo

    bazzo Type 2 · Member

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    1was 59 and have only recently been dianosed
     
  5. JMM

    JMM Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was 32 when I was diagnosed, but think I had had it about 4 years. I started off on diet only, then on increasing numbers of tablets (after weight sank to 6st.13lbs) and after about 3 years went on to insulin. 12 months ago (after asking to go on a Dafne Course and being refused because I was a Type 2) it was finally decided I was a Type 1. I am now 75!
     
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    liz13 · Newbie

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    I was 8 yrs old with type 1 - am now 68yrs old.
     
  7. SylviaFeb69

    SylviaFeb69 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Diagnosed at 19 years of age Type 1 (then known as 'Chronic' diabetes as opposed to 'Mild' Type 2!) and that was 44 years ago. I had been getting more & more ill over the previous whole year before I decided, after pressure from my family, that it was time to go & see my doctor to get a tonic!
     
  8. ashleyk2552

    ashleyk2552 Type 1 · Member

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    I was 2years old when I got diagnosed with Type 1. I'm now nearly 18...

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    rvrao · Newbie

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  10. trevor.lawrence

    trevor.lawrence · Newbie

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    Hi I was 48 when I was first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes Trevor
     
  11. stephley

    stephley Type 1 · Newbie

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    8 years old inslin dependent 43 today :eek:
     
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    Marge52 · Newbie

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    Stevec189 Type 1 · Member

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    14 in 1976. Was in hospital for a month!
     
  14. Terry K

    Terry K · Newbie

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    Type 1 diagnosed at the age of three!
    Now 58 and still standing! :thumbup:
     
  15. Rellish

    Rellish · Member

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    I was 11 when I got diabetes however I 'slipped' through the system and they 'forgot' to give me the results then, two years on I went blind from cataracts, I'm now 20..


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  16. jajohnson67

    jajohnson67 · Newbie

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    type 1 3year old when i started naw 46 things have changed no more glass syringes or lines diet
     
  17. Juliette40

    Juliette40 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    jeb Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was just 3 years old, I am now 61 with NO complications. Low carb diet and animal insulin has kept me well.
     
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    jeb Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was 3 years old and I am now 61 with NO complications, thanks to a mother who took great care of me as I small child and a low carb diet managed by animal insulin.
     
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    jsinclair7 Type 1 · Newbie

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