I am the only Type 1 in my family and I've had it for 48 years
Me too. Somebody posted that their T1 diagnosis confirms their black sheep in the family status. Ditto. I'm the only who's been to college, who didn't have kids as a teenager, and likes the president. :) When I told them I loved it when they said I have "sugar diabeetus"...cute, but misinformed.
So I am curious what you like about the president, I am trying to make an informed decision when I vote this time.
i have absolutely no idea. i am adopted. no one in my adopted family has any idea about what D is and is not. after all my many years of being a T1, they still offer me cookies and cake when i am eating over at their homes or at a restaurant. you'd think they would catch on! LOL,
My son Eric is the family's first Type 1 diabetic. We have lots of autoimmune disease in the maternal line, though. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (me) and rheumatoid arthritis (my mom, her father), but Eric is the first to be Dx'd as a child and the first with T1D. The novelty wore off a while back...
its a curious question for me. i am adopted and know very little of my birth family. i know my birth mothers side, health wise, but i know nothing about my birth father. always wish i did, b/c no one in my adopted family has any health problems whatsoever. this gets me soooo frustrated. i spend way too much time explaining D things to them. i am 48 now, and they still dont get it.AND, i've been D for sooo many years.(you'd think they would show some interest and catch on!!!)UGH!!!!...LOL
Hi I am like you I have had Diabetes for over 36 years now Although I am a female. I was diagnosed when I was 20 years old before my first son was born. I have no known relatives in my family at all. I have research this and I don't really know what caused it I thought maybe just the environment. What I do know is that I lived in such a area near farmlands where they used a lot of chemical spraying on their crops and also maybe from that it got into the water. I just don't know to this day. I know how you feel my friend Say If you don't mind reading it..I talks about what you are talking about. I just finished reading it its called Diabetes Rising by Dab Hurley I found it in the library.
As far as I know, I am the only one, T1. I have a cousin that had gestational, a grandfather (mother's side) that had T2, and suspect my grandmother (father's side) was T2, but don't know for sure.
I am the one & only.
I was three in 1970 when I was diagnosed.
It was quite a shock to my family.
Type1 for 54 years here. When i got it in 1959 I was the only 1 in my family to do so. Of course, at the at the time, many people died from it the generation before but they didn't know what it was. So there may have been others in my family who had it, but they couldn't diagnose it
I like you David am the only one to have type 1 Diabetes It also is no where found in my family. They say I got it from some virus strain that broke down my pancreas. I have been blessed with this Disease over 37 years now.
Its a daily struggle but I am now on an insulin pump which gives me more freedom and helps me to control my Diabetes. I didn't think that there was any others out there who had Diabetes with no one else having it in there family Nice to meet you David and may God bless you every day as you face the daily challenges that Diabetes brings.
Nice to meet you too! Good luck with your pump. I think they are a wonderful addition to the devices we use to manage the disease. Do you have CGM too? I just got my insurance to pay for it and am liking playing with the new technology. Beats the heck out of boiling urine with Benedict's Solution! (That's an archaic reference for many of you. But long-timers will remember :-)