hi. anyone get diagnosed with type 1 later in life? i got it at 32 yrs old. it hit me fast.within a few months i lost about 20lbs...lost most of my eye sight...couldnt remember anything. so exhausted....thirst beyond belief.....it was a huge adjustment b/c i lived 32 yrs without it. i felt like i litterally started my life over. it was so overwhelming. id love to hear from ppl tht got it even in their early 20s. ive only had it 5 yrs so it took me til now to finally get things under somewhat of control. i am very outgoing n always felt very insync with others...now having diabetes i find a part of me feels very "alone" even though im not. even when i explain what im going threw at times..i know tht ppl dont really get what im goin threw. wld love to hear from ppl in the same boat as me. :))
paul..i litterally stumbled upon this sight one night looking for info about diabtets n spikes. i love this website n look fwd to logging on n chatting with u all, :) i wont let it control me either. it still tries to..lol when im really busy n multitasking n have so much shit going on...it loves to interupt my routine at times...i actually talk to my diabetes lol ive had some nasty talks w my disease actually lol
It seems like you borrowed my life (lol).
I am 35 years old now was diagnosed a few months ago. I lost twenty pounds in the span of a few weeks; pee'd like a champion race horse, blurred vision, and the whole nine yards. Went into the hospital and found out I was a diabetic.
It has been an adjustment. I never paid attention to what I ate before. Now, I watch for cholesterol and carbohydrates and everything else.
In addition to that I carry around a man purse full of glucose tablets, log book, and meter.
It was like one day I was "normal" and the next I'm adjusting my ENTIRE life to deal with a chronic condition.
Myself, with the exception of family members I have NOT disclosed my Diabetes to anyone else. I still am afraid of what everyone will think of me even though Diabetes is nothing to be ashamed of. I just have this issue with people pitying me...and I don't want that.
As of now I am doing really GOOD.
My diabetes is under control with Insulin, Metformin, and healthy living.
So, on the one hand I should be really glad (which I am) BUT somedays I wake up and think, "Will I get to EVER have a cake again for my birthday?"
Well, I can have a piece. Just not the whole cake.
lol. wow i did borrow ur life...lol how come u dont tell ur friends/gf/wife...about ur diabetes? how do u hide tht. evone i know knows i have it. it makes me feel more comfortable. i dont wanna sit there n explain the history of diabetes to evone but a simple.."how r u feeling?" helps. plus god forbid anything happens people around u shld know, its nothing to feel weird about. diabetics r some of the strongest..healthiest people! it can tend to feel like a lonely disease which is another reason im open about it. noone has ever made a negative comment n i never had an issue dating at all. my boyfriend is so supportive n knows this disease well. he knows when im low before i do at times. its very important. if i was to date someone who didnt educate themselves n wanna help me id dump him lol so u r very new to this life? my first yr was tough. went on the pump after 2 yrs didnt like it. have way better control w injections. just make sure u get ur bloodwork done to make sure evthing is ok. sounds like ur doing very well. the first yr i was stil ranging from 40 to 250 dwn to 40 up to 200. it was a shit show lol 5 yrs later im definatly alot mre in range. u have type 1 rt.?
eric, i feel for you and all of the others that got D as kids, especially before pumps, carb counting and mdi and cgms. no parent should have to endure the worry and seemingly inescapable guilt when a number isnt right.
Thanks...yeah, if you can believe it, I got it in 1978 when I was 12! Can't really remember a time when I DIDN'T have it, honestly...hahaha..."Baby Come Back" by Player was #1 on the charts and I remember I had a little 78rpm of it....ah, gawd, showing my age. I just know everyone on this site is like..."What the hell's a "78"? Hahahahahaha
Yah, being diagnosed at such a late age, 39, it really makes me feel for the people who got it early in childhood.
really? i am definatley adjusting better this past yr or so..but it was rough for me....
Hi jessica, maybe I can break a record here. I got Diabetes at the age of 63, and am approaching my 19th Diaversary. Can't say I like it but I'm doing OK!
Wow, Trudy, you're a trooper! Just making it to your age WITHOUT diabetes is an accomplishment! And I hope for many more healthy years for you! :-)