De'xd as a baby or child

Hi all. I was De'xd when I was 3 1/2 I have a friend that was De'xd at 10 mouths.I would like to get to know others that were De'xd as a child or baby.

I was diagnosed when I was 14 months, I also have a friend who was diagnosed a few months after me at 14 or 15 months. Personally I would rather have it this way. I can't miss anything I never had.

I was diagnosed when I was 14 months, I also have a friend who was diagnosed a few months after me at 14 or 15 months. Personally I would rather have it this way. I can't miss anything I never had.

I was diagnosed when I was ten years old.

Diagnosed at 4.

dx at 4... and i agree i dont remember a life with out diabetes

I do!  I got to eat Lucky Charms and had to give them up after diagnosis.  (This back in the old days, before carb counting.)

3 1/2 i agree its better this way i dont remember anything before it happened

9....even though i wasnt super young, i still cant remember life without diabetes which i am thankful for(:

I guess 3 1/2 or 4 is the magic number...I was dx'ed when I was 4.

I was two weeks from being 7.

I was diagnosed a month before I turned 5.  I don't really remember anything from before, except that I didn't have to worry about when and how many carbs I ate.

2 1/2 in 1966. Just like others, I never got to know what I was missing. The one thing I clearly remember was the glass syringes, bigger gage needles, and only testing BS at the Dr Office, or camp. They used the ear lobe at Joslin.

Pumper since 2000, CGM for 3 years


I was also not quite 2 1/2 in 1966 and I remember the huge honking needles too. My grandfather was happy that he didn't have to sharpen his any more at that point.


my son is 41/2 diagnisis two months ago, anyone got complication after 15 years? as parents, we are very worry about him

Routine check-ups, and frequent annual visits with my opthanmologist enabled early detection of eye issues. This lead to lasar surgery, which prevented vission loss, and I can still see pretty good today, some 30 years later. Everybody is different, and as a parent, I can relate to what you are feeling. My best suggestion to you, is to not let the diabetes slow your son down, or drastically change how you treat him. He will learn as he gets older how to care for himself. Don't get upset when things are not perfect. There are no vacations from diabetes, but I can be honest, and say, on occassion I will treat myself to treats.


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I have managed for almost 4 1/2 decades. Your son will to! :-)

thank you for your reply and encouragement. we are trying as much as we can. Just have feeling that is not good enough sometimes, esp when we get bad sugar readings. and sometimes when i think about how the high sugar is making his body weaker and I can't help. very depressed.

You should be working with a TEAM of Dr's. PCP, Endo, and a CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator). Consults with an RD (Registered Dietician) can also be beneficial. One great advantage of being Dx at a young age, is you have little, to no opportunity to discover the foods you now have to avoid. Less of a change!! My mother was good about hiding how she felt, and did not share with me until later in her life, that she felt guilty. Times were very different back then, in the 60,s. Things have come a real long way. Blood Meters, Insulin Pumps, Continuose Glucose Management. I am sure the stress of keeping track is difficult. Many meters these days allow downloads to computers, that can then be uploaded to specifc websites, and a member of your TEAM can review, and make insulin adjustments. I use 1 with Medtronic, and Bi-Weekly, I still look to my CDE for suggestions. Like anything, Work smarter, not harder. Concentrate on what's happening in the now, and not what might (Probably will not) happen in the future. Go to support groups, this can introduce you, and your son to others who live with Diabetes. You, and he, are not alone. This site appears to be a good resource. I have utilized others in the past, and have found comfort with discussions, and helping others. Keep asking questions, and looking for help. There are many good diabetics, that wish to contribute to the sucess and well being of newly Dx youngsters, adults, and family members.

how did you get a team like that, my team only sees us once a month now, they kicked us out once one hour is up before we even started asking questions on our list. The nurse we see is always absent all the time. i think she just there to pass time

Greetings Weide

These are the components of the TEAM, that come together over time. The majority of the essembly took place with my Endo, and has been the case with any endo I have ever used. It will be your son's endo that will be the diabetes expert. For me, always simple. Always have an endo, listen to him/her. Most important, ask the questions you need answers to. I have interupted my endo on several occassions, asking to forget about looking at my feet, asking the same questions over and over at each appointment. Time is short, so let's discuss what I need to. I work more with the CDE, then the actual doctor, because they (seems to always be a woman) have the time, the Dr is all so busy. Ounce a mounth is fantastic, ask the questions, Test, Don't Guess! and believe in the fact, that your son can, and will have a normal life. Not sure where you are in the world, but if you are not satisfied, find a new TEAM leader, with a nurse that sends a message of caring.