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Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by bluepatch9, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. bluepatch9

    bluepatch9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone I'm 16 and newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I don't know many people in my area my age that have diabetes. Hopefully I can find some friends here...both guys and girls. I just want to talk to someone that understands what I'm going through because everyone I know keeps saying I'll be fine but they don't 100% understand what I'm going through. I'd love to get to know some of you more :)
     
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    Michik Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Pm me if you want, 16yo
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bluepatch, hang in there, eh?

    I'm an 'oldie' and Type 2 but can still sympathise etc. You're amongst friends here and you'll find lots of support. I'm sure you'll find some others who are around your age group who you will be able to relate to moe easily but even us 'oldies' are happy to listen, empathise and even cry with you

    {{{Hugs}}}
     
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    bluepatch9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much everyone :)
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    hi @bluepatch9
    it must have been a TOTAL shock to be diagnosed __ it was for me - i didn't stop crying for months

    but well done for posting on the forum - and hopefully some young peeps will be along soon
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi, I am definitely not a teen, but a female 'Robinredbreast' , so I just wanted to welcome you and say hello :)
    Take care.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Long time since my teens too.. But friends can be found that can identify. Even if they're not diabetic. There is life with diabetes & beyond. You will be surprised how many taste similar "bitter fruit" but can still associate with respect...! ;)
     
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    Tulip01 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Im 15 and been diagnosed with type 1 xxx
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    That was a "man hug" I gave you, by the way..!? ;) Very rare is the hug from me... I'm a practical guy! :D
     
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    bluepatch9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks so much for replying! It means a lot
     
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    I spoke to an "upbeat" guy today catching a bus back home from a "D eye thing" at the hospital... (I couldn't drive due to the blurred vision & he helped me with the time table on the post..) he lived further away from me & had just been in for chemotherapy.. I wished him all the best. After all, hope,defined his travel.... ;)
     
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    Hi @bluepatch9
    hope you are having a great day !!
    I am tagging some lovely younger people i know on the forum to come along and hopefully offer a bit of support or lend an ear for you..
    @becky.ford93 , @Casey_Jane , @myarnton1 @IceLover

    take care young lady and do keep posting !
    all the best !
     
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    Roasterfred Type 1 · Member

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    I'm 17, I've had T1 for 8 years, a diabetes diagnosis is horrendous, you're thrown in at the deep end. for me it felt like having my life in my hands with no control of it, but it passes, as time goes by you will notice that diabetes is not in control of you, it is a part of you, a part you control. I never let my diabetes get in the way of my life, yet I still have control. If ever you need someone to talk to, I or im sure that anyone else on this forum would gladly, help out.
    Fred
     
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