31 years, more or less =)
frozen shoulder... sucks, I might add
prolific retinopathy (controlled)
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I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes April 29 1993 so I Have had diabetes for 16 years and almost 2 months I have been on an Insulin Pump since August 1994. I don't have any complications at all.
It will be 30 or 31 years for me :) still trying to pin point it but what does a year matter right?
Like Joe - I have been battling a frozen shoulder and he's right, it sucks! Other than that, things have been good to go. Knock on wood!
People are not their thoughts, they think they are and it brings them all kinds of sadness.
I have been type 1 for 11 mo. Dxed in ICU DKA @ 52 yrs. old. I am on Lantus 30 in morning and Novalog 1-7.5 carb ratio A1c 13.2 when dxed since then 7.2, 7.4 and 6.8. I must say 35 years and no problems that gives me lots of hope as 20 years will make me in the 70's LOL Thanks
10 years. I was diagnosed late at 29 years old. It's been a big struggle. Shots, then pump (6 years) and back to shots. On the islet cell transplant clinical study list but not sure that I will go through with it. Just started showing protein in the urine a couple of years ago. Doing better now, A1C down to around 8.5. First time that low ever! :)
Diagnosed thirteen years ago when I was 13. Currently on Novolog and Lantus.
All this pain is an illusion
I was diagnosed at the age of 30...10 years now. I have Medtronic pump/CGM but you might want to look into the Ping with Dexcom's CGM. I was not happy with the Medtronic CGM - lots of calibration errors and it only works good for 3 days (even though you can reprogram to use another 3). I ordered the Ping and I am waiting for Dexcom to be approved by insurance. Stay strong! First years were a bit tough for me getting it at an older age and having to reevaluate my eating habits (liked ability to eat anything - was in good shape but liked my carbs).
19 years and I am on 1 shot of lantus in the morning, 1 shot of humalin at night and novolog everytime I eat. I was on the insulin pump for 7 years but decided to get off of it about 6-7 years ago.
Diagnosed in August of '87 at age 5. i'm 27 now... so that makes 22 years next month.
i'm on 2 shots of levemir and humalog when i eat (usually 3 or 4 a day).
My 33rd anniversary is on July 24 (1976 was the year of diagnosis as a 7-year old kid).
I was diagnosed T1 45 years ago at age 13. I am a recovering diabetic.
Armed with little information on my disease, and a prognosis of a short life, I managed to nearly destroy myself by 25. Kidney issues are the only diabetes complicaton I am aware of that I have not had to deal with.
Given this poor start, I have halted the progression of retinopathy (at the cost of one eye), reversed severe atherosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease, improved peripheral neuropathy and recovered from a Charcot fracture. All of this is the result of self education to become as knowlegable, and often more knowlegable, than my physicians. It also required much better BG control, exercise and a few well researched supplements.
I am physically active, ride horses for leg exercise and mental health, still employed (MUST HAVE INSURNACE), travel internationally, and finally started on a pump (Omnipod) about a year ago.
I also have had Dupuytren's contracture in several fingers, but that I attribute the Vikings in my ancestry, not the diabetes.
I am pleased to see most here state that they have few complications. For the rest of us, recovery is the goal.
27 years dxd at 13. The first 19 years were the hardest because I didn't want to accept it...the last 8 years have been pretty darn good! A few minor issues that are well controlled now...slight neuropathy and some vision changes.
Not really that bad - I consider myself very lucky since my control was so poor the first 19 years.
Started on regular and nph, then moved to humalog and lantus. Now on the OmniPod pump and loving it!
I was diagnosed in March 1968... so that makes 41 yrs for me.
I have had surgery for a detached retina, right eye, and laser surgery in both eyes several times... the last laser I had was 7 yrs ago - so that's good. Other than that, I'm great! I cross my fingers every day that no new complications develop...
Diagnosed in 1968 and still going strong!
12 years this June.
Nothing on the fritz yet. Let's hope not ever.