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Type 1 Diabetic, 22 years old

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by Mossy121, Dec 16, 2018.

  1. Mossy121

    Mossy121 Type 1 · Member

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    Hi,
    Just wondered how old people are? as haven’t found many Type 1 diabetics my age. Been diagnosed for 4 years, need some Diabetic friends.
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Mossy121, Welcome aboard, youngster !! I am aged 65, and have had T1D for 52 years.
    If the on-site Moderator places your post in the 'Adults and Teenagers' forum I am sure you will find people your own age.
    But please do not forget us oldies as we have had lots of experience !! Best Wishes on your journey !!:):):)
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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  4. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm 26 (just turned today in fact!), been diabetic since the age of 8. Happy to help with anything you need a hand with...
     
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  5. AedanV

    AedanV · Newbie

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    Hey! I'm 21 and just got diagnosed 2 weeks ago! Don't know anyone else either
     
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  6. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    35, diagnosed 20 years ago........

    My younger brother is type one and I came across a few during my high school days.....other than that, no one else is around.....

    Just as well, as I would get tired of lecturing them all......;)
     
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  7. Mossy121

    Mossy121 Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks all
     
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    MusicAndInsulin Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hey :) I’m 22 and been diabetic 6 years. Happy to help with anything you need! Must admit I know a lot of people a few years younger/older but no one the same age xx
     
  9. Muneeb

    Muneeb Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it always difficult to find others, fortunately (or unfortunately) one of my best friends is also type 1 diabetic and we studied together etc. So I have someone to relate to.
     
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    Domi0205 · Well-Known Member

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    Haiiiii I'm Domi
     
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    hazedsoundz Type 1 · Active Member

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    What was it like for u being diagnosed at 15? I was diagnosed at the same age
     
  12. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Looking back I didn't think it was too bad....

    I took it all on myself from day one......was using mixed insulin's for many years so my management wasn't too full on....

    And of course, in the early years of diabetes your body can take a pounding without feeling too rough.....

    changes days now though....;)

    how about you?
     
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    Tswa Type 1 · Member

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    24, diagnosed 8 years :) Happy to chat to anyone who needs support!
     
  14. eventhorizon

    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    39, dx'd 19 years ago. Roughly 35000 shots later still going strong! Getting a pump soon.
     
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    bidder1603 Type 1 · Member

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    Hey! 22 and diagnosed 20 years ago! Feel free to give me a message
     
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    aimeeo Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi :) 23 and was diagnosed 10 years ago! Happy to chat
     
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    amyhowes Type 1 · Member

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    Hi, I'm 19 and I've diabetes for 17 years, send me a message, I'd be happy to chat!
     
  18. leahkian

    leahkian · Well-Known Member

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    Mossy121 I am 43 but have not had diabetes for 4 years after a pancreas and kidney transplant, now do not start jumping about thinking this is a cure it is not. You do not need insulin as long as the pancreas is working then it is back to diabetes and you can get fake hypo's even though you are not a diabetic. You replace insulin with tablets and still have hospital visits but it takes about 2 years to stop carb counting!! Picking up diet pop but you stick to much the same diet but you can have that treat you fancy, so as you can see we are all here with a story to tell and to help through the bad times and laugh at the good times.
     
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    bri281295 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I'm 23 and was diagnosed when I was 17. I'm super struggling atm so always welcome to chat to other diabetics...
     
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  20. Sammie96

    Sammie96 · Newbie

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    Hi. Im 22 been diagnosed since i was 17. Not taking it very well. I also have a 5 year old and hes probably more on top of my diabetic care than i am
     
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