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Type one diagnosis after age 40?

Started this discussion. Last reply by elaine peterson Dec 12, 2012. 34 Replies

Who has recieved a type 1 diagnosis after age 40?Continue

 

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Apr 4, 2013
Lil d replied to dino's discussion 'Are you the chosen one? ... Type 1, that is.'
"I am interested in what you say about if the person went into DKA it is adult onset type one which is what I assumed happened to me, no early signs of anything. I knew nothing about Diabetes at all before this happened and never heard of all these…"
Apr 4, 2013
Lil d replied to dino's discussion 'Are you the chosen one? ... Type 1, that is.'
"I am the only one in my family. Diagnosed last year at age 43 after being admitted to hospital with acute ketoacidosis. No health problems prior.I am still in shock I suppose. My Doc's still confused. I'm looking for an expert in my area,…"
Apr 4, 2013
elaine peterson replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"That certainly is a possibility. There is some thought about there being an increase in other auto immune conditions as well. Perhaps for the same reason but I'd be curious to hear other ideas."
Dec 12, 2012
Zoe replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"If by "why?" you mean why all of a sudden there seem to be so many Type 1's diagnosed in older adulthood I think the answer is that there were before, but nobody acknowledged it, diagnosing them as Type 2 automatically due simply to…"
Dec 12, 2012
elaine peterson replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"Yes, we do. Our next discussion might be, "Why?" Although that has been a forum topic a time or two previously. Newer members must have some ideas."
Dec 12, 2012
Joyce replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"Diagnosed Type 1 at age 55. We have a big club here!"
Dec 12, 2012
Jo replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"Age 53. Diagnosed as T2, but about 5 months later, confirmed that I was actually T1. I am on insulin now. Quit the metformin since it wasn't doing anything. Had DKA and pancreatitis. No T1 in my family. Grandma was T2 but was overweight. I was…"
Dec 12, 2012
nel replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"Molly I am a breast cancer thriver since Dec. 1984 , almost 2 years after being diagnosed with diabetes .Here to tell the diabetes and the breast cancer story !"
Dec 10, 2012
Molly replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"I see my friends getting breast cancer or worse and I say at least I can manage this to a certain extent. It is a full time job that's for sure. One good thing about it though, is that I have a better appreciation now for things that I used to…"
Dec 10, 2012
Zoe replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"I feel the same, Molly. I can't say I'm grateful to have Type 1, but I'm sure grateful to not have gotten it earlier in life. I got mine a month before I retired. Now I have a new fulltime job!"
Dec 10, 2012
Molly replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"Me!! Age 45. It'll be a year 12-27-12. Still learning everyday. Love my CGM. Still can't believe I have D from time to time. No type 1 in my family. Pray my kids don't get this and I'm thankful everyday that I had 45 years…"
Dec 10, 2012
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Dec 10, 2012
Brian Wittman replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"I had a LADA diagnosis at age 53, after not being able to keep my A1-c down as a type 2 diabetic of twenty plus years. I had all the symptoms: tired, thirst, unexplained weight loss, etc. Antibodies were found during routine testing, and I got a…"
Dec 9, 2012
still_young_at_heart replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"Diagnosed T1 at age 57."
Dec 9, 2012
Anthony Holko replied to Lil d's discussion 'Type one diagnosis after age 40?'
"I was diagnosed at 47 and still unsure what type. Oral drugs did nothing and had to go on insulin within 3 years."
Dec 7, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Education and support
Date diagnosed
March 9, 2012
Type of treatment/devices you use
Shots
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I am 43, mother of 4. One grandchild. Thought I was a very healthy person, then type 1 diagnosis. Looking for support

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At 5:45pm on December 6, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Lil d!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
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We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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At 12:54am on December 6, 2012, brokenpole said…
Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of what you will learn is that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and vent to, if needed.
At 10:17am on December 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 9:06am on December 5, 2012, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site full of info!!

 
 
 

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