Just curious of the people on this site, what percentage of your life have you lived with diabetes?

I've lived with diabetes for 70% of my life. I'm 31 and was diagnosed with Type 1 at the age of 9.

Views: 1101

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Only 9% for me. I'm 64 and was diagnosed at 58.

Half my life--26 years. I'm now 52.

Same here Cinderfella. Age 52 with Type 1 almost 26 years.

Good attitude, nwt...and nice to find someone in my percentage group!

66%, dx@ 16, now 45. Did I do the math right? I did Jen's the same way and got her number. It seems like a long time though. I was thinking 1/2 and was like "oh, wait..."

50 % as type 2. Now 65; diagnosed in the 80's.

I believe here was some earlier data in 70's indicating pre-diabetes but diagnostic tools un clear then.

Not interested in bragging rights. Don't need em.

no calculator at my finger tips so to speak ( just caluses , ha, ha ) need some help : diagnosed at age 42 plus , I am into my 73 year ...30 years with diabetes , Jan 25

41% Nel.

thanks for the help Zoe ...no stopping yet !

95% i was Dx at 3 and am 46 now give or take a few percent pionts,I never really have not know a life without having diabetes.Love it or hate it and what it can give you health wise in other health condtions and troubles.But i have friend who beats use all at 100% and she is 51 and was DX as baby at 5 months old.

98%. I am 42 (about to be 43) and diagnosed when I was 11 months old.

I really don't remember when I was diagnosed, but I must have been in my 30's. That would put me in about the 60 percentile of my life. It was a progressive disease for me. I began as a type 2 with little control, only to discover later that I am an LADA diabetic.




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF receives $200,000 grant from Novo Nordisk

Grant given to support programs aimed at bringing together people touched by diabetes for positive change BERKELEY, CA: December 4, 2014 – Diabetes Hands Foundation (DHF) has received a grant of US$200,000 from Novo Nordisk to support programs aimed at Read on! →

Guest Post: World Diabetes Day 2014 on Twitter… sifting through the data

At Symplur we track hashtags, keywords, user accounts, and pretty much anything else on Twitter that has to do with healthcare. We collect the data and then build countless ways to slice it up so that we’re able to better Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service