TYPE 1 Recent victim

By Vigneswari Latest Reply 2013-10-14 06:09:46 -0500
Started 2013-10-05 07:58:10 -0500

Hi…I am new here and also to Diabetes. I was diagnoised as Type 1 5 moths ago. When I searched in web I came to know that it is commonly found at teen age below 16 but it occured to me now and my age is 21. I am in a big confusion. But A1c was 12.5 at that time and my C-peptide test showed 0.18ng/ml according to report which came put yesterday. Is it possible or can it be an acute one?

14 replies

InfamousBlonde 2013-10-09 23:52:22 -0500 Report

Good luck! I can only imagine how hard it is to have to change your life because of this, since I was diagnosed at 12 months old, so this is all I'be known!

GabbyPA 2013-10-06 09:27:37 -0500 Report

It is usually called juvenile diabetes because it tends to appear very early. But as in everything, there are exceptions. That is the danger of putting labels on everything and trying to make it all fit in one box. There are many who are here who have been diagnosed with type 1 even later than you. The C-peptide test is generally the deciding factor.

Vigneswari 2013-10-06 10:07:37 -0500 Report

What are the other tests for type-1 other than a1c, c-peptide and insulin antibodies?

GabbyPA 2013-10-06 13:06:32 -0500 Report

As far as I know there not any others. C-peptide is one of the ones that really helps them determine if it's type 1 or 2.

MoeGig 2013-10-06 07:40:26 -0500 Report

Not unusual, I was 21 in 1965 when I got Type 1. Still doing fine at 69, but it is very important to watch your numbers all along the way to have a pretty normal life.

Vigneswari 2013-10-06 10:04:03 -0500 Report

Has your dose reduced? Are you facing any complicions of type-1 now?

MoeGig 2013-10-06 15:48:00 -0500 Report

No, my dose isn't lower. I've changed it as necessary over the years. Have not had any serious complications; however, if you decide not to pay attention for a while, whatever harm you do to your body cannot be reversed and it gets worse from there. The key is to maintain consistency in your diet, exercise, insulin and attitude. Don't get too high, too low in your mental attitude. Steady as she goes, because it's a long term project..:>)

Set apart
Set apart 2013-10-06 07:06:59 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family! I was diagnosed as a T1 at 48 years old, believe it or not! Its all about our immune system, T1 no longer Juvenile Diabetes. I was in the emergency room with BG reading over 500, diagnosed as a T2, left more confused, saw a specialist, they ran tests, lo and behold I was a T1! It's been a long journey the last two years, take care of yourself, and you will feel good!

kelcipher 2013-10-05 12:12:04 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed back in April and I'm 21, though it is not as common it does happen in young adults. I know a few people who were diagnosed in their early 20s as well.

MAYS 2013-10-05 12:04:53 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!
Have you discussed this with your doctor(s)?
They should be able to answer any questions that you may have, have you had any other test done?


Vigneswari 2013-10-06 10:03:05 -0500 Report

Actually C-peptide was not done when I was diagnosed and instead now when I met another doc at the place where I reside. I was diagnosed at another state of my country. This doc has taken various tests of them which one is c-peptide and another is insulin antibodies(report will come tomorrow).This doc is helpful and giving me good advice and options which was not provided by the doc when iI was diagnoised.

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