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I Have Type 1 Diabetes

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 335 People

    Type 1 And Type 2: Not The Same Thing.

    Don't you hate it when people don't know there's a difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? I've had so many people tell me "Oh, you don't look diabetic!" Reeeallllly????? You mean because I'm not old or overweight? That's all people see on tv, so that's the only info they...
    MadiJ MadiJ 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    Type-1 Diabetic Since Age 18

    I became a Type-1 diabetic nearly 20 years ago, in late 1988.  I remember going to a local shopping mall in early November, and being thirsty all of the time.  I would need a drink of water every half and hour, and then every 10 minutes, and it got so bad, I was almost drinking...
    marcus101 marcus101 36-40, M 19 Responses Jan 3, 2008

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    Last Monday I went for blood work

    and they found I have type 1 I'm so upset. Everyone's saying it's not a big deal but it sure feels like one to me
    marissaann marissaann 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    How Do You Manage?

    I don't how to deal with this. Every time I think I do, I don't. Maybe it's because I can't make myself care enough. I honestly don't know. My parents aren't exactly supportive. It's not that they're unsupportive, but they're mostly neglectful. I know my mom does try though. They...
    Mimi7777 Mimi7777 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    In November 2014, I was diagnosed with type 1.

    No one in my family has it and apparently it was unfortunate and random. I have been going through some rough times since with other problems and I would really appreciate if someone in the same situation as me could get in touch and just have a chat about it. I would really...
    ScottyTTC ScottyTTC 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    My Life

    Hi everyone , my name is Tanisha Im 16 and i got type one diabetes when i was 6. When i was first diagnosed i was getting really sick every morning , peeing the bed alot, drinking a ton of water, was always hot.. My mom took me to the doctors 3 times then took me to childrens...
    tbritton0954 tbritton0954 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    Diagnosed At 13

    My Name is Stephanie Brown I am 16 About  term 2  in 2006 I wos just about to get ready for the school holidays, little did I know I was going to spend the first week in hospital with type1 diabetes. I dont remember the day because i was unconsious that whole day. My...
    crazygirl311 crazygirl311 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 23, 2009

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    My name is Emma. I have had Type 1 diabetes

    since I was 3. I am on here because I know nobody who has T1D. I really need someone to talk to. I am 11 years old and I live in Orange County, California if anybody lives in the same area I would love to hang out. :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9

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    Over 34 Years On Insulin

    I wear an Animas One Touch Ping Insulin Pump and a Dexcom 7 Plus Continuous Glucose Monnitor. I resisted switching from my 8 insulin shots per day for years, but I eventually gave in. The alarms on the CGM are reassuring as my blood sugars swing quickly between extreme highs and...
    theresamd theresamd 51-55 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    Diabetes

    When i was seven i didnt feel good whatsoever and i drank water all the time none stop and it was hard to eat because i didnt want to. So my grandma was care of me and she took me to the doctors office and the doctor called my mom and my dad. They came rushing down and the doctor...
    camasrobinson camasrobinson 13-15, F Aug 19, 2013

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    I was diagnosed on my seventh birthday,

    14.5 years ago. I am newly married and we are working on being able to talk about my diabetes without making me feel judged.
    mrs007 mrs007 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a

    week or two before my 9th birthday. In Japan they make you stay in the hospital for a long time. I stayed in the hospital for 2 weeks. They wanted me there for a MONTH. Crazy. At first I did not know what it was. I thought it was going to go away. When my mom told me that...
    CatieB CatieB 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I was diagnosed at 11,

    I'm now 20. I wear an omnipod pump and I'm happy to answer any questions about diabetes.
    annemore1994 annemore1994 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2014

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    I've been type 1 diabetic

    since I was 9. I was the only child diabetic on both sides of my family. We thought I'd just gotten the flu or maybe some other virus. I dropped 10 lbs in 2 days. I remember lying in my parent's bed and crying for hours because I could not even sit up without vomiting. I couldn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 9

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    2006

    It was the summer of '06 when I noticed that my health was truly going down hill. I had some clues before hand, but decided it was just a growth spurt. The last day of school was when it hit me. I was running track & started getting light headed, which was strange because I was...
    Rookie009 Rookie009 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    silentbookgirl silentbookgirl 13-15, F Apr 22

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    Falling In Love With A Diabetic, Than Being Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes

    Just some background knowledge before I begin. It's a little lengthy, but it's a love story :) My freshman year of high school I was definitely a hopeless romantic. I was constantly developing crushes on guys in my classes but they never ventured beyond that point. By the...
    pink214 pink214 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    I've had T1D for 35+ years.

    It's not easy believe me if you can dream it up or are going through it I've been there. I would love to try to help anyone struggling. Don't give up you're not alone!!!
    needhpehi73 needhpehi73 41-45, F Feb 16

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    I’m sitting here having a million thoughts go

    through my mind and I figure out that a part of me died when I was diagnosed with diabetes. Basically my freedom of living was taken away from me. I literally keep myself alive everyday. If I stopped what I do to care for my diabetes I would die. I don’t remember life before...
    MyCrookedSmile MyCrookedSmile 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I was diagnosed in my 6th birthday.

    I know it's rough but I hate it when sometimes there's absolutely no reason for issues. Guess it's reminding us who's really in charge. Blah!
    needhpehi73 needhpehi73 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I Am A Type 1 Diabetic

    In Nov 2004 I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during the end of my 3rd pregnancy. I only had to follow a diet plan and check my BG. After I had my son, I was never seen my endocrinologist again. I thought I was fine. Life went on, I took care of my new baby, almost a year...
    Sarafina7910 Sarafina7910 41-45, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Supplements For Diabetes

    Considering that diabetics are often cautioned against eating certain foods, dietary supplements for diabetes is vital because it ensures that any dietary deficiencies are rectified. Here, we have put together an informative article on dietary supplements for diabetes. Read on...
    michaelhamm michaelhamm 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    Downward Spiral

    I'm just gonna get started on my story right away. I was diagnosed with type one diabetes when I was eleven years old. For a while I felt super tired, I was thirsty all the time, and my attitude kind of changed. A the time I couldn't see anything wrong, but every time I go back...
    Goldiecurl Goldiecurl 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I have had type 1 since 1963.

    There was no blood testing at home until about 1980. That helped bring my HBA1C from 20 to six in about a year. I have some minor complications like poor healing, moodiness, thyroid removed. I'm happy to be here, I think God has a plan for each of us--not just the beautiful...
    Mblm Mblm 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Today I went and visited the diabetes management

    and education center in my area. The doctor I met with told me that she was not sure how she could help me because I am doing everything right. I nearly cried out of joy from this. It has been a long and painful journey to get here and I will have to fight every day for it. I'm...
    mrs007 mrs007 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I Have Type 1 Dieabetes

    I am a 12 year old girl. Iwas diagnosed when I was four. I hate dealing with it and I would rather die but that would kill my mom. I need a friend with the same problem.
    Kittykat12344 Kittykat12344 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    16 Year Old Diabetic Wants to Change the World

    My name is Austin Cooper and I am a 16 year-old Type 1 Diabetic. I used to live a normal life until Diabetes forever changed it all. During last winter break, my life got turned around. It started out with weakness and a thirst that couldn't be quenched, but it soon turned...
    evasionid evasionid 16-17 4 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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    I have been diabetic

    since I was fifteen, and have had quite a few ups and downs with it, but I am trying really hard to get it under better control. My average blood sugars have been excellent for a few years now, so I must be doing something right. A few years ago I realised I must do something...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F Jan 15, 2014

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    Three Items That Frustrate Me About Type 1 Diabetes.

    I was diagnosed almost exactly a decade ago, in tenth grade. There are three main things that frustrate me about diabetes. 1. The word “diabetes.” When people hear the term, they think type 2. They think someone obese, who doesn’t work out, who ate too much candy, who only...
    malevolentmaria malevolentmaria 26-30 2 Responses May 25, 2011

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    I was diagnosed with it last year.

    ..and im still finding it hard to cope with but its slowly getting easier
    Rin1501 Rin1501 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

    when I was 9 and I'm 13 now.. It isn't easy having diabetes but it doesn't bother me much so if anybody wants I chat then just message me I would love to talk with other diabetics :* thanks
    butterflygirl28 butterflygirl28 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2014

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    Family

    Hi! :) Soooo, this is my first post here. And I honestly feel too tired to do anything but write a couple of sentences, or make sense, even though I was planning to actually explain my situation. So straight to the point it is, even though I'm not really getting straight to the...
    Mimi7777 Mimi7777 16-17, F Aug 2, 2013

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    I Am Not Type 2

    The misconceptions drive me up a wall
    happyfaces99 happyfaces99 13-15 2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Insulin Pump = Hell

    I just got off the insulin pump and everyone of my family memebers is upset about it except for me... i will never be put on an insulin teather again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Don't Know What I'm Going To Do.

    I don't have health insurance anymore, or a job. Not sure how I'm going to get my supplies.
    RuxpinCA RuxpinCA 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 14, 2013

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    I was diagnosed diabetic at age 16.

    I'm now 23. Back when I was diagnosed I was assumed to be a type 2. Though at the time, unbeknownst to me I was a honeymooning type 1. In November I landed in the ER with very high blood sugars and in DKA. Finally having a correct diagnosis I am on the track to feeling better...
    BrianA23 BrianA23 22-25, M Dec 30, 2013

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    And I would rather have it

    than not have it.
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I heard on the news today

    that they could have found a cure for diabetes. They haven't started human testing yet but diabetes in mice were cured in 10 days. The studies are showing that within three years there could be a cure.
    Sims11 Sims11 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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    got it like 2 months ago

    and my bloodsugar either keeps going to like 40 or to over 600. it stayed over 500 since 3 days now
    deaddreamergirl deaddreamergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 5 years ago

    and I spent a week in hospital because I was taken in at such a late stage (the doctors said I was a few hours from dying) and I was injecting my self with insulin 7 days after my diagnosis (I spent 3 of them unconscious) and just after a year of being diabetic I was offered an...
    robertsmhai robertsmhai 13-15, F Feb 21

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    I was diagnosed in March of 2002.

    The one year I had someone to spend Valentines Day with and the funds to actually give them a nice day, I was in ICU learning that my life was about to drastically change. Since then I've had very good control, and very literally no control over my blood glucose levels. I...
    jsc0tzi jsc0tzi 26-30, M May 15, 2014

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    I have type one diabetes

    for almost 3 years and it was a big change in my life and I'm still having trouble controlling it
    teengirl018 teengirl018 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2014

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    Yep. Since that's a big part of my life I think

    it would be okay for me to share it. I've had Type 1 Diabetes since I was 5 years old (so it's been almost 9 years now. March of 2005 is when it all happened. Fun Fact: I was diagnosed right around the time YouTube was being conceived). I still remember it as well now as I did...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 1, 2014

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    I was diagnosed when I was 10,

    almost 10 yeas ago, in a few months, I'll be having this disease for half my life.. And it's really hard, sometimes I just want to give up, sometimes I fantasize about what it's like to be normal, not taking pills, having to inject myself 3 times a day and not caring about what...
    akespinosa akespinosa 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2014

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