My daughter was diagnosed with T1D 2 months ago at age 18. we found out she had it because she got very sick and was hospitalized with DKA.
looking back, we realize that for 2 years she has been extremely thirsty and very skinny. about 2 years ago she suddenly lost lots of weight without going on any diet and with eating anything she wanted to. she was also crazy thirsty- drinking bottles and bottles of water every day.
the doctors in the hospital told us that it is impossible for her to have had it for 2 years without knowing- they said most people only have it for 2 months until they are diagnosed. but to us, it really seems like she has had it for 2 years. does anyone else have experience with this??? do you know if this is even possible?
i hope that it doesn’t mean that she was causing damage to her body for 2 years because of untreated high sugar… is it even possible to have high sugar for so long without getting sick?
we were thinking that maybe the fact that she exercised a lot and drank a lot helped regulate her sugar so that she wasn’t symptomatic for 2 years…any insight on this topic would be appreciated.
thanks so much!