Any young people with T2? (20's-30)

By Shelbo09 Latest Reply 2012-04-14 22:52:30 -0500
Started 2012-04-05 16:41:50 -0500

Hello again :)
I was just curious if there were any young people with Type 2 like me in this community. (21)
Everyone here has been such an inspiration and huge motivator already, but I'd like to connect with people that are closer to my age and maybe feel the same way I do.
It's just an easier way to cope knowing that someone is fighting the same battle you gives me motivation to just keep going and not give up because someone out there is right next to you and fighting as well.

I have my strong moments where I feel like I can beat this and live to 100 like my great grandma. Then I have my really down moments where I feel like I'm going to die in 10 years because of this disease. It's an emotional roller coaster and it hasn't even been a month since my diagnosis! lol

So if there's any young people here like me living with this disease, or you just got diagnosed..please. Share your story with me. Share your feelings and get it off your chest…it honestly will help.

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murmouse 2012-04-14 22:52:30 -0500 Report

I'm 32 and was diagnosed when I was 29. I went to the doctor because I was always tired. I exercised religiously and watched what I ate but was carrying a little extra weight that I could not get rid of. Diabetes wasn't his first thought and def not mine. He ordered the blood work and even had me redo it bc he thought I had forgotten to fast. I was pretty much hysterical when I got the diagnosis. I was embarrassed bc everything you hear says it is your fault bc the only people that get T2 are overweight and lazy. But my endocrinologist (who is fantastic) told me there is a genetic element too and I did a poor job picking my parents! ;) Seriously though, he ends every appointment by telling me he's going to make sure I live to a ripe old age and I believe him. Educate yourself, exercise, eat right, get a good endocrinologist, and have your diabetic eye exam every year. Now that my diabetes is well-managed I feel better than I have in a long time.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-04-07 07:14:43 -0500 Report

I am old enough to be your mother, looking at 49 now in May. On the other hand am so new to this as a person with D - T1 I experience different emotions every day. I am still on what the DR says is a trial and error stage, some days my insulin dosages are good, some days they are in total disarray! I cry some days, but most days I want to live, some days I am tired, lows come and go, highs peek their head in even when I look at carbs. I guess you make me feel better since I seem to be experiencing the feelings of a young woman! Best wishes!

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