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I was diagnosed in January of 2009 at the age of 59.
Did this seem strange to any doctors you had? How did you find out? How was your health before hand? I hope you dont mind me asking so many questions.
My primary caught it at my annual physical as my fasting number was quite high. She had me test for a week and all readings were high. She put me on oral meds because of my age, assuming I was T2. But, she also immediately made an appointment for me with a CDE in the same practice who confirmed I was T1. I had been very tired, run down, drinking, peeing constantly. I knew the symptoms of T1 as I had a T1 uncle, but honestly thought I was too old to get it. So it isn't just Drs. that are clueless.
September 2009 age 57
I believe this is actually more common than believed. There was recently a WSJ article on this - http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444840104577553462450....
Type 1 at age 50. There has been lots of discussion about this in the LADA group.
I didnt know. I am all new to this. Thank you
Overwhelming, I know. Check out the discussions when you get a chance. You can learn so much here as well as get plenty of support. Good luck.
2005, at age 55. Not properly diagnosed until 2011!
October 2009 at 49; zero family hx of T1 but riddled with T2s. Figure THAT one out...
went from being T2 to being T1 at age of 55.
February 2007, I was 60
I'm the only T1 in the family