Hey everyone i was just curious to see how long people have had diabetes. By the end of august im going to make a graph and post it on here.

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For me it is 45 years Type 1 as of last March.
10 years. dx at age 13. I cant believe its been 10 years already, still in total denial about the whole thing.
Diagnosed at16. This is my 26th year.
5 years
52 years; dx t1 at 8 months. Perfect health; no complications; not a serious sticky moment so far; have not regretted D a single second in all these years. Life is really, really good.
@ DC Reporter--Have you looked into the Study being done at the Joslin Diabetes Center? Have you applied for your award from them? This is how they are getting long term diabetics to do the study and the award is a beautiful bronze medal. I understand that you will then get one from Eli Lilly, but I've not received that one as of yet. (seems thee was some paperwork problem or something. I just need to get it straightened out..)
259 (I measure mine in dog years)
Since the 10th of March this year (aged 43). Looking forward to seeing your graph. Check out my discussion to see what their BG values and type were at the time when they were diagnosed.

Maybe the y axis will be the number of people who had diabetes X number of years?
17 years this August, I was diagnosed at 21.
diagnosed in 1967 at the age of eleven. I have made it to fifty four so that is forty three years, so far.




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