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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. Twiggy

    Twiggy · Newbie

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    43 years young :smile:...type 1 last September
     
  2. CinnamonSquirrel

    CinnamonSquirrel · Newbie

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    Right on my first birthday, 27 years ago. By my mum, who's a doctor. When I was diagnosed, didn't have any family history of diabetes. Now my brother and my mum have diabetes.

    5 years ago I diagnosed my brother, and got him started on Novorapid and Lantus before he could get an appointment to see GP.
     
  3. mopsy21

    mopsy21 · Member

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    Diagnosed with Type 1 in October 2012 at the age of 56.
     
  4. Lovelylivpet

    Lovelylivpet Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was two and yea have added to your chart
     
  5. Lucyturner

    Lucyturner · Well-Known Member

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    I was only diagnosed about a year ago at the age of 28 and still struggling.

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  6. Mongoose39uk

    Mongoose39uk Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chaz1311 · Newbie

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    T1, diagnosed aged 3 years old, now 24. Was born prematurely and they think my immune system wasn't functioning properly. Was ill for nearly 6 months before diagnosis.


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  8. Karen S

    Karen S · Newbie

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    Type 1 aged 33 told was probably due to illness or stress
     
  9. Pickledeeyore

    Pickledeeyore Type 1 · Newbie

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    Type 1 diagnosed at 27, runs in my family as both my dad (type 2) and my sister (type 1) were diagnosed diabetic.


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  10. afc79

    afc79 Type 1 · Member

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    Have been diabetic 24 years was 9 when I waa diagnosed still remember the date

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  11. Nayomini

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    I was diagnosed last year, at 45. My mother is a diabetic but I was very careful with my diet, I exercise and never thought I would become diabetic. When I did, I was in shock and denial for a while. Now I have come to terms with it and think as a result, I and my husband and children eat healthier because of it. I lost a lot of weight I should have lost anyway, since I was put on Metformin. But at times, it still bothers me, especially when faced with a dessert I particularly like. I am not a sugar fanatic but like some desserts. When on holiday in Italy, I had to watch the kids enjoy their gelato but could not eat it and that was a bit upsetting. But on the whole, I have learnt to live with it.
     
  12. Thundercat

    Thundercat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Type 1 aged 12. Was very very sick and when doctor came he said it was flu. My father asked if it might be diabetes the doctor laughed. That night I went in to a coma which lasted for 26 hours. Woke up in intensive care. Took a long time to recover from

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  13. lynde89

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    Diagnosed age 4 with Type 1, now 24. Family members reckon it was the stress/shock of the 2 heart ops I had aged 3 that caused it (1st op failed).


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  14. RichardJ

    RichardJ Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed aged 5 with type 1
     
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    I was 12 years old :)
     
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    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Type2 - 46 yrs old straight after both pneumonia and septis infection .
    [took me 10months to get over all of these] :shock:
     
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    Having just done a wee bit of mental arithmetic I believe I was 39! Type 2 diagnosis after going for a health check at the pharmacy.


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    superdom Type 1 · Member

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    Been diabetic since I was 2 and 50 weeks. No idea about my health at the time.
    That'll make it over 33 years since diagnosis.
    Remember the date because my mum left the maternity ward after having my sister and came to stay in hospital with me. Busy time for my family
     
  19. Lucyturner

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    I was 28 when I was diagnosed type 1 after going through pretty much every test possible, the only one my doctor didn't ask for was a blood glucose test I am still going through tests though as after a year my sugars are still not under control and they think I may be epileptic as well.
     
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