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Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 25

Gina Capone Health Guide September 02, 2008
  • Usually, when you hear of a person getting diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes you think of a child under the age of 10. Well, that's what I always thought. Boy, was I wrong.   On November 25, 2000 I was diagnosed, Yes, with Type 1 diabetes. I clearly was not a child (although my mom may fight you ...

5 Comments
  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    Sep. 03, 2008

    It's good to have you aboard. Wow! I don't think I have ever read your story. Thanks for sharing. I am the community moderator for the diabetic community. I'll be seeing you around.

     

    Cherise

    DiabeticizMe

  • Steven Kennedy
    Mar. 25, 2012

    hey, you lived both sides! which do you like better? now you are forced to take care of yourself or you will die. i live with type one as well. i was 3 years when i was diagnosed. i lived one side. so maybe its bad but i feel as if i control my life and health with ease now. soon you will too it just takes time :]

  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 21, 2008

    That was a really good story and I'm sure that it's going to help alot of people out there!! I have type one diabetes and I've had it since I was 7 and I'm now 24 and I can't get it uner control no matter what and It's honestly killing me! 

  • Bionic Diabetic
    Sep. 03, 2008

    Welcome Gina. The people who contribute to these posts will be a big help to you, I bet. We are all sorts of people with many different experiences, many of them similar to yours. Use us!

     

    I'm glad to hear you speak positively of your insulin pump. I've been using an OmniPod for over a year now, and having a pump (pod) has made a huge positive difference...

    RHMLucky777

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    Welcome Gina. The people who contribute to these posts will be a big help to you, I bet. We are all sorts of people with many different experiences, many of them similar to yours. Use us!

     

    I'm glad to hear you speak positively of your insulin pump. I've been using an OmniPod for over a year now, and having a pump (pod) has made a huge positive difference in how I manage my diabetes and even more important in how I feel every day. And I'm getting ready to celebrate my 40th year as a person with diabetes!

     

    Best of luck to you.

     

    Beth

  • Anonymous
    CyberMomma
    Sep. 02, 2008

    What an awesome post.  Thanks for saying it like it is without making it sound so easy.  You've certainly come a long way since diagnosis.  Thanks for sharing your journey.