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Looking for a pal who understands

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by izzy_b, Aug 9, 2017.

  1. izzy_b

    izzy_b Type 1 · Member

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    Hi I'm 18 and just looking for someone to talk to and unload to about the daily struggles of diabetes. Friends, family and boyfriend try to be as helpful as possible but I don't really say much as don't want to worry them. So yeah it would be great to have someone there who gets it! P.S. I'm also a fab listener
     
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  2. Meggsie

    Meggsie Type 2 · Member

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    Hi izzy. Id be happy to lend an ear.

    type 2 on insulin plus oral medications. also have hashimotos and fsgs
     
  3. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. Oh don't tell us you're a fab listener...I will moan the face off you! Hope you get talking to some people around your age.
     
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    sarzie Type 1 · Member

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    Hey Izzy!
    I'm 19 and was diagnosed at the end of last year, I would love to talk. I find it's so difficult to speak about diabetes with friends because of our age and they just don't have the same stresses and responsibilities. :p
     
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  5. pierre.jay.

    pierre.jay. Type 1 · Member

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    Hey izzy,
    I'm 17 with T1, had it for 2 years now. Would love to talk to someone else with T1, honestly ppl without it just don't seem to understand.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
  6. bidder1603

    bidder1603 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey I'm 21 and came looking for the exact same reasons! message me if ya like
     
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  7. mytype1.life

    mytype1.life Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @izzy_b and @pierre.jay.

    I've had T1 for 23 years and have had an insulin pump for 18 months. I'm definitely not an expert and get how difficult it is to talk to others who just don't get it however hard they try.

    I also had to cope with the challenges of T1 through the stress of exams and uni.

    Happy to help in anyway possible :)
     
  8. Lulu9101112

    Lulu9101112 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey there I'm 18 too and had Type 1 diabeties since I was 7

    Happy to help :)
     
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  9. Hammyjames50

    Hammyjames50 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey guys new to this but I'm 21 type 1 since 15 really struggle at the start to come to terms with my diabetes in time took its toll on my been in hospital the last 10 months of the year had a very bad parasitic infection that was causing cyst in my stomach and this took my sugars to uncontrollable levels so while in hospital they commensed me on to the Omnipod pump and by god it saved my life literally now I'm really struggling eating as now I have gastroperesis and also a peg feed through my stomach into my small bowel I have lots of problems now on my bowels and they don't want to empty so on things so help empty my bowel then need more test on my bowel if they eventually empty then also I have 2 kidney stones that are lodged in my urinary tract so an op on oct 12 to laser them out and fit a stent as they have been there now over 6 months always looking to speak to someone that I can relate to
     
  10. prickles1998

    prickles1998 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi guys,
    I'm 19 and was diagnosed just before I turned 14 so I have a bit of time behind me. I have been hospitalised with dka and have had severe hypos of 1.5 mmol too so both ends of the spectrum .. happy to add anyone on snapchat anytime you feel down or puzzled about anything I'll talk, pm me for my snapchat Nicole

    Sent from my SM-J320FN using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
  11. mitty6678

    mitty6678 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi, hope you are ok? I have been a type1 for 18years and I am 23years old :)
     
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  12. Megan2424

    Megan2424 · Member

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    Completely get where your coming from! I'm 17 was diagnosed at 11, my family, friends and boyfriend do their best but it's so hard when they don't understand, yet you don't want to complain or worry them about sugars...
     
  13. Scarjaws

    Scarjaws Type 1 · Member

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    Heyy, I'm 23 with t1, got diagnosed about 3 months ago and I'm in the same position really x
     
  14. kearagm

    kearagm Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I’m 19 and was only diagnosed earlier this year, happy to talk about all the struggles and complications. Honestly, I’ve been really struggling with the diagnosis myself so chat me up!
     
  15. Calv2504

    Calv2504 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hey I'm T1 been diagnosed 18 years now I'm 27. Know how you feel @izzy_b never really spoke to loved ones much about it all either just tried to get on with it on my own can take its toll. If anyone needs/wants to chat away send me a message :)
     
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    CalG Type 1 · Newbie

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    I’m 27 had T1D for 10 years been on a pump for 3. Have never had real good control due to work and lifestyle.
    Never thought I’d be posting in something like this but can’t find anywhere to talk to someone in the same boat.
     
  17. varma21345

    varma21345 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi, facing issue the same issue , unable to share all things in friends and family . It is always ending up negative side making them worried.I stay away from from my family an friends due to my educational purposes and this is making things more complicated . I am 26 and a T2 diagnosed 1.5 years ago.

    Hi to all of you who are in search of fellow sweet people I am always looking for People like you and feel free to know ourselves better.

    Have a healthy life ahead.
     
  18. afriendfromthewest

    afriendfromthewest Type 1 · Newbie

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    hey, I live in Australia VIC. I am always happy to listen

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  19. Jrvermilya1

    Jrvermilya1 Type 1 · Newbie

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    SAME! I'm 18 & I feel like I'm the only one my age that has diabetes and I still have trouble coming to terms with it. I don't have family nor any friends that have it so they just say what they think I want to hear. Anyway if you or anyone else just wants to talk about it I'm always down ‍♂️ Snap: Josh_v3
     
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  20. Destiiny_

    Destiiny_ Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm also 18 and looking for someone to talk to about the daily struggles of diabetes, and for someone who understand diabetics
     
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