How long have you had T1?

Hi everyone.  I just found Typeonejuvenation.  Woo hoo, I love it already.  I thought I would join this group as I am also a mature adult, lol.  I was diagnosed June 10, 1968.  It's kinda funny how we all know the exact date we were diagnosed.  I am now 54 (will be 55, yikes, in February).  I've been having a problem for years getting my A1C's lower but am working on it.  I still haven't tried the pump.  I'm very active in my life.  I ride my horse a lot and work out several times a week.  It's so great to be able to talk to so many people that go through the same things I do.  I love my family and friends to pieces but they don't know what I go through during the day.   I lost my eyesight in my left eye about five years ago.  I went through three surgeries to try and repair my torn retina and several laser treatments but they didn't work.  But I'm so blessed every day that I can do all the things that I do.  I hope we ALL keep up the good work.  If anyone ever needs to talk or vent then I'm here too.  

Welcome to the group Jennie - FYI - there is a FaceBook page for this group also, same name.

Thank you Jeff.  I will definitely check that out.  

you might want to think about going back on the pump again...i have been on the pump for 7 years now and my a1c's went from high 9's to low 6 in that time frame.....

I agree that the pump is the best unless you live a boring life and do the same things everyday. I went from A1c of 8.2 before pump to 6.3 now. And I eat what I want, when I want. I also strongly recommend the CGMS unless you want to test your BG every two hours. I don't feel well unless I know for sure what my BG is.

i wore the cgm with another pump but didn't like to have 2 things attached to me....i don't mind pricking my fingers every 2 to 4 hours and i check my sugar 6 times a day.....

i wore the cgm with another pump but didn't like to have 2 things attached to me....i don't mind pricking my fingers every 2 to 4 hours and i check my sugar 6 times a day.....

Coming up on 41 years for me.  Diagnosed at age 13.  Only complication is retinopath, successfully treated with laser.  Been on a minimed pump since 1986.

I was diagnosed just before my fourth birthday in July of 1972.  No complications as of yet.  No pump, no CGMS.  My lifestyle and methods may seem archaic, but they work for me and have kept me clean for over 40 years.

Mike, 1986?  I did not think they were out then?

Your genes ... the pump and CGMS are nothing special and for some people they are not the right life style fit.  For me, it helps.  But when it's time for vacation I use needles.

I was 14 and was diagnose in Feb/2001.
I’m asian and because my family didn’t know anything about T1D. They didn’t temp to learn, support, listen.
I have been taking care of myself my diabetes. I do wish that my family would have taken the time to at least support me.
Now, I’m running into trouble with my health and I do believe it was because I was having a hard time managing it at that age. My A1c is at a 6 now but it was years and years of trying to educating and figuring out what was best for me.

52 years for me, since age 10 (which seems common).
Big problems with eyes when I was in my 30s, but stable now.

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58 1/2 years T1D. No complications other than some hypo unawareness from time to time (when my control gets away from me!)…

54 yrs this April 2024. Diagnosed in April 1971. Surprised I am still here to be honest. It can be exhausting. But am still alive - was told I’d die by the time I hit 30 in 1971. :woman_shrugging: