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Diagnosed in our 20s.


Diagnosed in our 20s.

For anyone diagnosed in their 20s with T1 or T2. People seem to think that we are too young or too old to get D, but we prove that notion wrong!

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I didnt regain my weight till now

Started by Ayomideji. Last reply by Ayomideji Jul 31, 2011. 2 Replies

hello friends. i have been managing my BG very well since three years ago when i was first diagnosed with DM. i was first treated with insulin and later was left on metformin. my weight was around…Continue


Started by Hello Cupcake It's Me Sep 14, 2010. 0 Replies

Hello, my name is Michael Peterson. I am a 29-year-old male who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes June 26th 2008. I was rushed to the hospital with DKA (Diabetic Ketoacidosis).Diabetic ketoacidosis…Continue

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Comment by Kitty on August 14, 2011 at 10:37am
Hi..I am 24 and was diagnosed two months ago with type 1. Look forward to getting to know you all :)
Comment by JaninaWalker on July 30, 2011 at 9:30am
Tim you must have meant lost 10 lbs in 2 months. Did you end up gaining it back?
Did you go on MDI first? When you switched to the pump did you experience a lower need for your total daily dose? If you started with a pump it wouldn't apply.
Comment by Tim on July 30, 2011 at 5:10am
I was 24 when ai found out I was type 1.Lost about 100lb in two months .
Comment by Rochelle on July 24, 2011 at 7:03pm
Hi everyone! I was diagnosed about 4 months ago with Type 1 and rushed to the hospital with DKA. I am 29 yrs old, no one in my family has it, and everyone around me has been shocked to find out I have it. It is a roller coaster ride thats for sure...ran into another type 1 at the pharmacy..and she suggested this site. It has been helpful and some good advice. Thanks!
Comment by MK on July 24, 2011 at 5:30pm
Got diagnosed last month at age 27. My endo is going to run some tests to see if I am Type 1.5 or Type 2. I am so glad that I found this website and this group.
Comment by diabfighter on May 13, 2011 at 3:05pm
Hi everyone, I was diagnosed as type2 when I was 27 in 2006, the day my daughter was born. Few months later I was diagnosed as type 1 and have been on shots till now. Next month I am starting on omnipod and I am very excited.
Comment by Sindhilicious on April 4, 2011 at 8:07pm
tarus_vg -
that sucks. i had those same symptoms after my first year of undergrad... thirst, frequent urination, chest tightness. Didn't see it coming...
Comment by Sindhilicious on April 4, 2011 at 11:14am
tarus_vg - what treatment are you on? How did you get diagnosed?
Comment by Mr. Brown on March 31, 2011 at 10:36am
I was diagnosed in 2001 with type 1 then in 2009 they took more blood work and found I am producing insulin so they put me on type 2 meds. So I guess you can say im a type 2 lol! Diabetes is not hard to live with it is just a pain to watch what I eat and exercise. I hope they find a way to fix us one day soon!! I would love to eat a snickers and not have a sugar of 150 - 200 anymore.
Comment by Corrie on March 23, 2011 at 1:11pm
I was diagnoses last month (Feb 10th) with T1. I am 29 years old. Last summer I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (hypothyroid) and papillary thyroid cancer. Now I'm worried about getting another autoimmune disease. I feel like my endocrine system is spiraling out of control (probably more in my head at the moment, but since both diagnoses were so close to each other, it has me worried none the less).

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