After I was diagnosed T1 at age 15, there was one old lady in my church who would always mosey up to me with this expression on her face like she thought I was dying. "How're you doin' sweetie?" she would always ask. I always responded that I was fine...I couldn't understand what the big deal was for people. As a kid, I didn't really take this disease seriously (I never ended up in the hospital with DKA either) but then my mom finally explained that back in that old lady's day (ie: the 40's) diabetes was like a death sentence.
There is no history of diabetes in my family whatsoever. Last year I was diagnosed Type 1 at age 40. The same weekend one of my brothers, aged 39, was also diagnosed with Type 1. Weird huh?
Yep...just me. My cat actually was diabetic too though :)
One week before I got married I was diagnosed with Type 1 and yes no one else in my family has any type of diabetes. That was 30 years ago and have been on the pump since Dec. 2011. I wish I started it sooner!!
I'm the only one, for generations apparently. Noone recalls there ever being another T1 on both sides, EVER.
I am the only one in my family with type 1, there are several with type 2
Have been type 1 for 21 years, also diagnosed with prostate cancer this past Christmas, it has spread thru out my body, been treated with hormone therapy drugs but it seems time to talk about chemo. Also hyperthyroidism, having that removed with radioiodine therapy. Was running 5 -10k a day now can barely make it thru a work day. So yes mutant freak, nobody else has anything in my family.
Virtual hugs and prayers for you, Dave.
Add me to the list. My husband is a T1 as well, but I have zero blood relatives that are T1. A lot of T2, though.
7 years ago at the age of 50 I was diagnosed with diabetes it was sudden onset. My Doctor had been testing me because my older sister was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes but she weighted 280 pounds and shes only 5'2. NOTHING ever suggested in the test that I was Diabetic. I was not over weight and was very active. I was told I was a Type 2 because of my age. My treatment started out with oral meds but soon went insulin ( within a month ). For the last 7 years my treatment was based on me being a Type 2 Diabetic. I did everything they told me to do but still struggled with lack of control. I changed Doctors and after 1 test I was told I am Type 1. My pancreas does not produce any insulin. After being in the care of this new Doctor my Diabetes is for the first time under control YAAAAAAAAAAA!!! My A1C went from 9.8 to a 6.5.
Diabetes does not run in my family, so how does a 50 year old develop Type 1. The Doctors are still scratching their heads
Many T2s in the family, but I'm the first T1 as far as we know. Diagnosed eight months ago at the age of 46. I've tried to do all I can to avoid the cardiovascular disease that plagues both sides of my family (exercise regularly, never overweight, don't drink, never smoked). Didn't see this bullet coming!