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Mlb94

How old are all the Type 1 diabetics on this page?

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Mlb94

Hello.

I am just curious to know old every one is on here who has type 1 diabetes. I am currently 22, and have had diabetes since I was 18.

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Uff Da

Well, I don't usually check the "Young adults with diabetes" forums specifically, though I occasionally rely if the question is something that I feel I can contribute. I'm 74. I didn't develop type 1 until age 70, so I like to joke that I guess I must be a late bloomer to develop what used to be called "juvenile diabetes" at that age.

 

Welcome to DF. I expect some of the younger members will be around before long.

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Mlb94

I thought it would be kind of nice finding people my age to talk to who have this disease. I had no idea you can get it at age 70. I think my great grandma got type 2 around 75. I thought only young children can get Type 1 Diabetes, so I was shocked at getting it at age 18.

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Cora

I thought it would be kind of nice finding people my age to talk to who have this disease. I had no idea you can get it at age 70. I think my great grandma got type 2 around 75. I thought only young children can get Type 1 Diabetes, so I was shocked at getting it at age 18.

They don't call it "juvenile" diabetes any more (haven't for decades) because you can get it at any age.

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Gladtobehere

If something like this forum existed when I was diagnosed at age 24 I would have been in the young adult section.  I am 63 now and still doing quite well (still got all my fingers and toes). 

 

I feel young but I don't consider myself a young adult.  

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Kit

How do they define a person is type 1 and others are type 2?

 

Type1 is an autoimmune attack on the pancreas.  They do blood tests to look for antibodies.  If they exist, you are Type 1.

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ant hill

OMG I was just 10 in 1971 as I walked in to the Royal Childerens Hospital with Ballet tights I was a walking frame!! in skin I was starving!!! Misrible with this as I wished to be back on the Barre. So 45 Years later I am quite the reverce Fat and again Misrible. :( I am 54 today. So may the Micro Biologist find more about the Immune System. a possible Spleen problem? Have gone past the foxp3 yet? *Sigh* another 4 years.

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notme

No matter what age we are, we all face the same struggles. For women, age is a bit more pertinent because of childbearing. But honestly, day to day we all have the same battles.

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Sunnysanghera

Hello am 30 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 18 back in 2003 I must admit I find it very difficult to talk about and just try and block it out and get on with it but sometimes it's very difficult especially recently as I get hypos while am asleep then wake up next day feeling sick with headache and few times during this I have wet the bed not knowing I have even done it which shows how low it must have been all this and before I sleep the levels seem okay

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