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T1 diabetes in the family?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Rosieice, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a 4th generation type 1 my uncle who is 80 years old is still alive and was diagnosed when he was 30. Both he and I have medals for having diabetes for 50 years :)
    It's surprising though how many over 25 are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
     
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  2. DunePlodder

    DunePlodder Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed aged 39, my elder sister was also diagnosed at about 39 (the diagnosis took a while). No one else in the family with Type 1.
     
  3. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed last year age 29. Only diabetic in the family
     
  4. Tfqleeds

    Tfqleeds Type 1 · Active Member

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    Wonderful to hear this! Have either of you experienced any complications? (If you don't mind me asking!?) .... If not is this down to tight control?
     
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  5. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have no complications, but do have other autoimmune conditions, Uncle has just recently had a slight eye haemorrhage but otherwise fit and healthy. Obviously I have no idea about his control, I run an A1c of between 6.2 and 6.4 but no idea what it would be back in the 1960's/70's as no home testing or A1c's back then. I had my injections and carbs were counted and just expected to get on with life with two brothers to compete with this was exactly what I did. :)
     
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  6. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    No other type 1's in my family (and hopefully no one else will get diagnosed with this either !) :woot:
     
  7. Engineer88

    Engineer88 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Father was diabetic, and as far as I know I'm an only child.
     
  8. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    No members of my family (well none that we knew of) had diabetes before and only one has developed it since I was diagnosed, that was a Aunty who had type 2 diabetes.
     
  9. B33

    B33 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey. Diagnosed February this year. Aged 34. No history of diabetes in the family.
     
  10. Markpick

    Markpick Type 1 · Member

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    Same here, tho a year older at 35 diagnosed February 2015?
     
  11. B33

    B33 Type 1 · Member

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    Yeh. Diagnosed type 1 February 2015. Was total shock.
     
  12. LauraC27

    LauraC27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed type one in July this year..
    my dad was diagnosed type one when he was my age (26)
    my dad's brother is also type one..
    and one of my cousins (male) is type one on my dads side...

    i'm the first female!
     
  13. Claire007

    Claire007 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No family history here either. I was diagnosed six months ago age 44.
     
  14. JANROU

    JANROU Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed 1990 only family member as far as I know, son diagnosed 2 years ago as coeliac closely followed by me! Have one aunt with lupus. Just hoping the next generation are all ok
     
  15. LottyT

    LottyT Type 1 · Newbie

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    Nope just me, diagnosed at 16, am now 29. My cousin has Crohns and i also have rheumatoid arthritis so might be some auto immune thing going on
     
  16. Arsenal_1987

    Arsenal_1987 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was diagnosed type 1 august this year at the age of 28.. Was suffering all summer with bad dry throat, fast heart rate, struggled to breath and lost so much weight. Took jus over 2months to find out what was goin on after multiple visits to hospitals and my GP. A paramedic figured out what was wrong with me and rushed me into hospital.. Thats when i found out my dad had t2 and my aunt has t1.. Was really suprised when i was diagnosed, couldnt believe it was happenin to me but jus gotta learn to live with it.
     
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  17. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Only one and a different blood group too. Must be the milkmans? lol
     
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  18. badgerlover

    badgerlover Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hello. I was diagnosed type 1 at.....43! My nephew type 1 at14, my cousin at 11, my brother type, 2 other cousins ,siblings type 2....grandfather on mother's side type 2. I remember as a small child my maternal grandfather's sisters were type 1. Must be in a maternal line. Good luck. Please take care. Big hugs.
     
  19. kimbelina

    kimbelina Type 1 · Member

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    IIRC, there is no history of diabetes in my family, and I don't think there were any other autoimmmune diseases either - although I'm not certain. My mum had thyroid cancer, but don't think that's particularly related to thyroid disease (could be wrong). Anyway, both I and one of my brothers has T1D. I'm 28, was diagnosed at 15, he's 23 and was diagnosed at 4 years old. So he was surprise in terms of likelihood, I was the surprise in terms of late diagnosis!
     
  20. Gemmablower

    Gemmablower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My daughter was diagnosed December and no history of type 1 that we know of but my partner was adopted so have no history to look at there, however my mothers and fathers side both have big history of autoimmune diseases. X
     
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