How long would i have been diabetic?

youngdiabetic
By youngdiabetic Latest Reply 2014-07-14 07:14:03 -0500
Started 2014-07-10 11:40:07 -0500

Dxed qith hga1c of 13 on 2013 at age 27. How long do you think i have had diabetes?


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youngdiabetic
youngdiabetic 2014-07-14 07:14:03 -0500 Report

My wife remembers measuring my fastin bg on 2010 end. It was normal it seems. But whether one could get fully blown diabetes in just 1 year?

youngdiabetic
youngdiabetic 2014-07-10 13:14:58 -0500 Report

I never had any blood work done until the one that stated I had diabetes.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-11 09:03:42 -0500 Report

The A1C covers a three month period. So you know you had it 3 months before the blood test. You probably had it longer than that. Now that you have it, what are you going to do to manage it?

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-07-10 12:56:39 -0500 Report

Hard to say. I was diagnosed Type 1 at age 27 and had experienced weight loss (13 lbs going from 120 lbs to 107 lbs), extreme thirst and frequent urination for 2 weeks prior to my diagnosis. So I think, in my case, it came on suddenly and within 2 weeks of my diagnosis which was back in 1976. As a Type 2, your symptoms may have been much milder and coming on more gradually. When was the last time blood work was done before the one diagnosing your diabetes?…that might give you a clue to your answer. The Hba1c covers a time frame of the last 3 months so, you've had diabetes at least 3 months and most likely longer.