Am I alone?

johnny yuma
By johnny yuma Latest Reply 2012-03-29 14:26:59 -0500
Started 2012-01-18 23:43:02 -0600

I just join I'm 16 gonna be 17 I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 07/14/2011 I was wondering how
how many people my age are diabetic let me know

51 replies

BrookeLauren 2012-03-29 00:07:50 -0500 Report

Hey I'm 17. I was diagnosed 11/9/2011. We have a lot of similarities it seems. It's nice to know that there is someone else my age going through what I am, even tho I wish you didn't have to go through this

KarynCandy29 2012-03-15 12:11:50 -0500 Report

Hi Welcome to DC I'm old enough to be your grandmother,LOL
I am a newbee to diabetes as well DC,,I have type 2 …
My uncle was 11 when he was diagnosed ..You've come to the right place everyone is very nice here and you can find a lot of info to help you with your fight…If you need support we are here for you !
do you get a lot of support from your friends and Family..Are you doing well with your illness in school?
Nice to meet you!

roshy 2012-01-23 07:27:06 -0600 Report

i was yoour age when i was dx. dont worry mate, your not alone, even though your going to feel compleetly isolated at times, just remember your no the only diabetty in the village!!

melissa1987 2012-01-22 16:51:24 -0600 Report

I'm not ur age but I'm 24 n just got diagnosed a few months ago

Caroltoo 2012-01-22 16:56:38 -0600 Report

Good to see you back.

chinaJim 2012-01-22 17:07:55 -0600 Report

As a former State Corrections officer who worked on Florida's Death row with serial killers like Danny have to be careful BUT at the same time one cannot become a hermit.The internet is a two edged has it's good and bad.Be careful out there.

Caroltoo 2012-01-22 22:58:21 -0600 Report

Oh, we are going to have to talk one of these days. I was part of a mental health team that took services into one of WA states prisons a few years ago. It was quite an experience. Most of "my" inmates had done violent assault during robbery, were sexual offenders, and only one murdered and it was definitely not a serial case. This was during the time of the Green River cases though. Fascinating

johnny yuma
johnny yuma 2012-01-21 15:58:05 -0600 Report

I have already tried edit it twice my phone has no edit button I've tried the only other way I kno to deleted posts

pixsidust 2012-01-21 18:18:59 -0600 Report

its not an edit feature on your phone.
Under that comment, you click on th edit button beneath it on the website delete your number then click on the done editing button
You can only edit your own comments so thats where you will see it

Young1s 2012-01-21 16:08:02 -0600 Report

That's just weird because I can do it on my phone. No, I don't have an IPhone but the site is set up the same on my phone as it is on the computer. Can't see why yours is showing different.

Are you sure you're looking in the right spot? The edit button is UNDER the post (with a little pencil to the left of it), NOT above the post. Other than that you can ask to have it removed for you, by sending one of the CA's in your friends list a quick request for it, or get to an actual computer and delete it yourself.

daydreamer630 2012-01-21 11:26:40 -0600 Report

Hey, I'm Jess and I've had T1 diabetes since I was 2 years old. I'm now 20 but I still experience the "alone" feeling. So If you need anything just ask.

johnny yuma
johnny yuma 2012-01-21 13:23:43 -0600 Report

done lol

pixsidust 2012-01-21 20:19:44 -0600 Report

I am so glad you made this right decision!
We will be here for you every way we can
You are never alone!

Young1s 2012-01-21 15:43:12 -0600 Report

Oh my goodness. Please hit the edit button and delete that number, Johnny. If you want her or anyone to have it, you need to become friends and then you can send it through their community inbox. Our Inbox discussions are private, our community discussions aren't. Which means, these discussions can be seen by anyone with internet access and just the right Google search words.

Young1s 2012-01-21 15:51:17 -0600 Report

Yes you do. Right underneath the post, are the words "reply" and "edit". Click on edit, erase the number, then click edit reply.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2012-01-21 11:13:27 -0600 Report

Hi Johnny Yuma. I may be an old fart(63) but I can understand where you are coming from and may be able to help you in the future.
Don't be afraid to ask any of us anything. We are one big family bound by a chronic disease.
You are not alone. We are always here for you.
Good luck.

cavie2 2012-01-22 22:38:18 -0600 Report

Old fart!!!!!!!!!! what does that make me I'm 62 and 9 months old.

Caroltoo 2012-01-22 22:43:05 -0600 Report

an almost old fart … take that from a 67 year old who could really care less about age … you are what you feel and act

huffer 2012-01-23 09:55:55 -0600 Report

an official old fart however 69 is the new 49! It is all in the attitude, smile, be positive and remember, WITH ALL THE GOOD THERE IS SELDOM ENOUGH BAD TO OVERPOWER YOU.

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2012-01-22 22:57:51 -0600 Report

How true. I am trying to be an eternal child and never grow up. It is so much fun being a kid. Adults are a drag.

Caroltoo 2012-01-22 23:11:00 -0600 Report

Gee, Lew, that's what Peter Pan said too. Did you discover where Neverneverland really is? I want to go too!

Uncle Lew
Uncle Lew 2012-01-22 23:21:51 -0600 Report

Right now it is in a senior citizen highrise in Elizabeth, New Jjersey FOR ME but it can be anywhere you and your mind wants to roam.

Young1s 2012-01-20 09:48:54 -0600 Report

Hello Johnny Yuma. I'm Type II and haven't been 16 for decades but just wanted to welcome you to the community.

There are members here that are around your age (the youngest being 13 I believe) so don't fret, you're NOT alone. Hopefully, since you started this posting, a few have or are planning to contact you. With that said and as many have stated below, don't be afraid to ask the older generations questions about being Type I, at your age. They're the ones who have been through it and can give you a better idea as to what to expect from family, friends, emotionally, physically, etc… So use their expertise to your advantage. Also, we're all here to help so don't feel as though you can only speak to members within your same type.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-20 01:07:41 -0600 Report

Welcom to the family. I understand your need to have that connection with other's your age, but they may be new to diabetes as well. You can certainly benefit from those of us who started there and grew older and more experienced:)

There are several new members about your age that have recently joined the discussions and are easily located due to their posts. Please feel free to ask us older type 1's anything.

charlenec 2012-01-19 14:43:27 -0600 Report

Hello my name is charlene and i am 20 years old. i have had type one diabetes since i was 6 so any questions im here to help :)

timmy921 2012-01-19 15:06:24 -0600 Report

Well THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's always nice to c ppl offering their help & advice, my name's Timmy921 on this site cause my real name & the one i chose (Timmy) was already taken so i just added my badge # from wen i worked a previouas job as a Sherriff, in Erie County, New York. I left. that job & became a Police Officer in the Town of West Seneca ( a suburb of Buffalo,N.Y.) for 21 yrs till i became dissabled. i've had type 2 for i'm guessin 15yrs or so. i can always use sumone to pick their brain.

door331 2012-01-19 14:35:46 -0600 Report

No, you are definitely not alone! There are quite a few in your age group on this site- check the recently diagnosed section and I am sure you will find some friends. I am 25 btw.


GabbyPA 2012-01-19 10:43:11 -0600 Report

I know you don't want to hand with old folks...LOL. There is a wide range of ages here. Hopefully they will find your post and you can make some friends that way. We are glad to have you here.

alanbossman 2012-01-19 09:09:37 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to DC family, there are others here who are around your age I'am sure they will connect you soon

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