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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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  2. 6-10

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  3. 11-15

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  6. 31-40

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  7. 41-50

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  8. 51-60

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  9. 60+

    37 vote(s)
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  1. norfolkadam

    norfolkadam · Member

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    I was diagnosed at 18 with T2. I went in with a urinary tract infection and they did my urine glucose at the same time and found it was incredibly high.
     
  2. misslotty1

    misslotty1 · Active Member

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    27 with gestational then 29 with type 1. (Looks like I was just in honeymoon for a couple of years)

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  3. Rachel J B

    Rachel J B Type 1 · Newbie

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    couple months before 6th birthday. 1976. Huge shock to my whole family> I had 9 older siblings at the time! :eek:
     
  4. robin100145

    robin100145 Type 2 · Member

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    I was diagnosed as T2 as a 60th birthday present! Not the best present I have ever had. Now trying hard to make sense of it all.

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  5. Paul Buckton

    Paul Buckton · Newbie

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    I was 36 when I was diagnosed with Type 1, Feb 1996. The same month My daughter was born. The doctor suggested it was brought on by stress but it seems odd and at that time there was no diabetes in the family.. Since then both my parents developed type 2.
     
  6. Geri

    Geri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    8 years old type 1. Im 52 now.
     
  7. novoguy

    novoguy Type 1 · Active Member

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    I was 24 ,and type 2 ,But i think i was 1.5 my self i take a lot of insulin ,And Tablets a day :D But am ok .This is my first post .Hi All
     
  8. Riri

    Riri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Jenn1f3r · Member

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    I was 3 at the time but probibly had it for several months before diagnosis due to incompetent doctors where we lived at the time :roll:
     
  10. damienmyers69

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    I was 18yo, type 2, with liver damage.
     
  11. teddy2702

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    hi I'm new to the forum I was diagnosed in 1968 I was 6 I'm now 50. How times have changed my parents had to boil and reboil time after time needles and syringes and my blood machine was the size of a video tape.

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  12. Muddie

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    My little boy is 2 yrs old and was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with type 1 x


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  13. Sumnloui

    Sumnloui · Newbie

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    My little boy was 4 now 5 diagnosed in August last yr. Hes so brave, never complains and just gets on with it. Very proud mummy.
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    i was 6 years old,i remember going to the hospital and crying because i didnt want an injection,i had to be held down! That was 37 years ago.
     
  15. roo.be

    roo.be Type 1 · Active Member

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    @teddy2702. I'm with you here, diagnose age 3 in 1973. Also had a blood tester the size of a video! Before that I had to add pee and water to a test UBS ad drop in the magic tablet! We boiled needles for re-use and sterilised syringes in surgical spirit. Oh how things have changed. I now have a meter that talks to my pump!
     
  16. JontyW

    JontyW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To Muddie & all the others whose children have been diagnosed recently, and you are still learning what it is all about,

    I strongly advise that you buy these two books as a starter ..

    1. Carbs & Cals: A Visual Guide to Carbohydrate & Calorie Counting for People with Diabetes (Chris Cheyette)
    Buy this excellent book that provides clear pictures of nearly every food you might need.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0956 ... 01_s00_i01

    2. Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (Ragnar Hanas)
    Don't get put off by the title since the principles apply to all Type 1 diabetics.. a really excellent book with great detail in all aspects of managing diabetes. If you only buy one book …. this is the one.
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Type-1-Diabetes ... gnar+Hanas

    Knowledge is the key to good diabetes control ......
    Jonty
     
  17. Pinkspireites

    Pinkspireites Type 1 · Newbie

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    Diagnosed at 13 months old T1 :thumbdown:

    Now 31 with a gorgeous 1 year old :D
     
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    Becsybo85 Type 1 · Newbie

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    JontyW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And how many of you have actually got either of these two books .. I would be interested to know, so please confirm if you possess 2. Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults (Ragnar Hanas).

    The reason that only 1 in 20 of diabetics are attaining their HbA1c targets is because of ... lack of education & knowledge on how to manage their condition :-(
     
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