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What age were you diagnosed?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Richardadavis, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. JRW

    JRW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  2. CarlyB

    CarlyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed T1 March 2016 aged 29


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  3. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    23 years old, later on the scale I guess.

    Still living though:)
     
  4. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 31.
    62 yesterday.
    So 50:50
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    Shaydollar811 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Chandradev819 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Diagnosed at 32, before 2 month
     
  7. Nickglanf

    Nickglanf Type 1 · Active Member

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    Diagnosed 48 years old with over active Thyroid . 49 years old diagnosied Type 2 diabetes , four months later rediagnosed insulin dependent Type 1. 51 years old diagnosed Coeliac . Now I am 55 years of age doing fine.
     
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  8. sejehh

    sejehh Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was 11 yrs old when diagnosed & now am 72. Remember once asking mom to inject the insulin into my upper arm because I couldn't reach that far but her hands were shaking & she couldn't do it. Bless her.
     
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    PseudoBob77 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hats off to you 61 years, superb!
    I was diagnosed the same age at 11 years old, only 39 now. I've only done a half marathon in comparison.

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  10. Brit90

    Brit90 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    25 hit by a car, 27 developed type 1 diabetes now 41
    And before you ask, you can get type 1 from any trauma to the body.
     
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  11. Jess37

    Jess37 Type 1 · Newbie

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    I was 34
     
  12. Latedecember1963

    Latedecember1963 Type 1 · Member

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    I was 15 and started on insulin the day Margaret Thatcher became PM (May 1979). I am now 52 and still going strong, despite heart attack in 1999 and 4xby-pass in 2005
     
  13. AmandaD

    AmandaD Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I was 11 well 10 it was a month before my 11 th birthday 18th September so 29 yrs on insulin this year


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    staffsmatt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    smag3 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Chloe_robbo02 Type 1 · Member

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    Diagnosed 2 I'm now 14


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  17. barbarapreston

    barbarapreston Type 1 · Member

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    Diagnosed 7 months after sweets came off ration for the coronation I was 10 and am now 73.Writing this as I relax on a cruise to the
    Baltic .Ordered a Sharps box and sugarfree desserts ,no problems!
     
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    Fabulous!


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    54...just three months ago, was the most positive impact on my health I have ever experienced:)


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