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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?

  1. 0-5

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    12.8%
  2. 6-10

    36 vote(s)
    9.2%
  3. 11-15

    35 vote(s)
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  4. 16-21

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  5. 22-30

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  6. 31-40

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  7. 41-50

    52 vote(s)
    13.3%
  8. 51-60

    48 vote(s)
    12.2%
  9. 60+

    37 vote(s)
    9.4%
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    ibby1971 · Newbie

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    RhonaD · Newbie

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    I was 5 when diagnosed with type 1 and am now 40. Hope to live another 35 years as healthy as I've lived the last :)

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  3. Lovelylivpet

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    Wow, hard times. That mudt be really difficult, starting uni is hard enonogh ( I know because of my sister)
     
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    44 type 2. Given a random test in A&E (referred due to possible acute Glaucoma). Family history of T2, but dad was 60 when he was diagnosed.
     
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    Type 1 when I was 27. Went 3 months of hot summer undiagnosed despite going to GP every 2 weeks complaining of feeling sick. Lady at my work diagnosed me, her meter showed my blood glucose was 29.7.

    I was working my notice at the time. Called new employer with the news and they suggested I stayed in old job. Asked them why urine sample given during my recruitment medical had not flagged problem. They withdrew their suggestion.

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    I was diagnosed as T1 a week before my 10th birthday - hardest thing ever to have all your friends at your party eating everything in sight, and all I could have was 2 rounds of sandwiches, a few crisps and as a special treat a small fairy cake followed by a glass of milk! Never mind - 40 years later i have 2 grown up sons, a grandson and an insulin pump so I can eat anything I like.
     
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    gingerjk Type 1 · Newbie

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    Two weeks after the big 50!!!!. Type 1, came as a big shock. One year on and still coming to terms with it.
     
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    Type 1
     
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    Type 2 at 56 and have had just about every tablet going, soon to start on Byetta!
     
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    My son was 14 years old nearly had it for 1 year
     
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    55 years old Type 1 2 years ago this June. Came out of the blue, symptoms seemed to appear overnight. Not confirmed or diagnosed til a week later after developing DKA night in A & E, week in intensive care and high dependancy unit. Still cannot come to terms with it get very angry and resentful :evil:
     
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    13 yrs old now 72 still going but not as strong :D
     
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    K80smith Type 1 · Newbie

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    10 years old, had type 1 for 24 years and am not doing bad considering. My insulin pump is best decision I ever made :)


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    My son Nat was diagnosed 10 years ago tomorrow. It was a horrendous time. For me and him. He was 6. If I could have seen into the future I would have been far happier!! He is happy and healthy and doing well at school! He is quite tall and muscly and is girl
    Magnet! I also have a beautiful 14 year old "normal" son Sam. Nat never complains about his diabetes. He just gets on with it. With a few reminders from me!! Have to have cupboards full of haribos
     
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    MonoJono Type 1 · Active Member

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    bruno1926 · Newbie

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    I was 37 when I got the news now 52 and doing well , dosen't interfeer too much as long as I 'm sensible in what I eat and drink

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    T2 diagnosed at 55 years
    On 4 x 500 metformin, and 10mg atorvostatin per day.
    Eat low carb (below 120g per day) and bg reasonably well controlled :)
     
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