I was 12 years old when I was diagnosed.
I was 8 when I got diabetes, and it was at the worst time possible, HALLOWEEN. LOL
I was 49. I was diagnosed in August 2017.
56 - August of last year
My son was 8 years old, two weeks after school had started.
I had turned seven a few months before my diagnosis.
I was 11 years old . It was 30 years ago in 1988 around Easter.
My daughter was 10 at diagnosis
Not really true complications can come quickly or be minimized all based on your dedication to control.
- Diagnosed 2 weeks before my 65th birthday last summer. Pretty unexpected!
I was 8 years old. I was in third grade.
I was 12 years old when I was diagnosed. Two months after my diagnosis I turned 13 and started attending 8th grade.
December 31, 1974. I was 9 years old.
I was 35 years old in 2000 when diagnosed. Seems like I was later than most- guess I’m just LUCKY (LOL). I don’t mind diabetes and I use an insulin pump to keep my sugars in check but I developed neuropathy in both feet 3 months after being diagnosed and getting the pain under control has been my greatest trial-by far.
The most important lesson I have learned over the years is that every person should take control over their healthcare, if you don’t, you are doing yourself a disservice.
Get a 3 ring binder get and keep copies of every lab test, xray, mri. you have. Also, keep a record of your thoughts and feelings as you travel the peaks and valleys on the roller coaster we call LIFE.
Use your support structure. I am lucky to have a family that I always lean on when I need support. They can’t always understand exactly what I am dealing with but they love me and have my best interest at heart.
Just like MLtype1 Mark, I was diagnosed in 2000. As a matter of fact, I developed T1D at the turn of the millennium! I was 23 years old and now thrive with diabetes, thanks to the very structured and organized life I have to live to manage my disease.
Dr. Dennis Van Hoof, PhD, CLC
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I too was 56 when diagnosed with T1. While I am thankful I have not had to deal with this my whole life, being diagnosed at 56 really turns your life upside down. It’s a lot to wrap your head around at any age, but at 56 (WOW - I just have no words).
Age 5 with T1d and 7 with celiac disease
8 years old. March of 2010.
12 years old. The summer of 2014
11 years old (currently 35 YOA)