Im new, Have had diabetes type 1 for 5 years and im 14, who wants to talk?

By bryanw96 Latest Reply 2010-12-04 22:11:43 -0600
Started 2010-12-01 21:41:39 -0600

My name is Bryan, 14 diabetic for 5 years was diagnosed from constant urination. My bg was 459 when i was diagnosed so i havent passed out or been hospitalized, yet ha. And i live a normal life like anyone else. People tell me i cant do stuff because im diabetic (physical activities) and i love to prove them wrong. How about you?

8 replies

Richard157 2010-12-03 17:30:30 -0600 Report

Bryan, you have the right attitude for doing well with your diabetes. I was diagnosed in 1945, when I was 6. I have been proving to my doctors and other people that they were wrong about me. After 65 years of type 1 I am very healthy.

If you take good care of yourself, you can grow up to be a healthy old geezer like me. HA!!!


packrat2 2010-12-02 17:00:09 -0600 Report

I was 20 yrs. old when diagnosed type 1, that was over 48 yrs. ago. Yes I thought I was going to die also. I was hospitalized but things have changed a lot since the 60s…I am on a pump now. regards packrat2

bryanw96 2010-12-02 16:33:43 -0600 Report

Being diagnosed is no fun i thought I was going to dye. Because its Di-abetes so yea no fun haha

Harlen 2010-12-02 13:06:02 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
Yep I live to do the same thing
I was in the 1200's When DX and I was just grumpy lol
Best wishes

realsis77 2010-12-02 11:22:14 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to dc! I like your attitude! That's right we can do what others do! We just have a different routine! Keep up the great attitude and show thw world what you can do ! :)

GabbyPA 2010-12-02 06:22:48 -0600 Report

I like your spunk Bryan. Of course we don't want you to be casual and forget that you do have to do certain things. But being a diabetic should never stop any of us from doing the things we love. I go camping and hiking and as long as I have what I need with me, I feel confident that I will do just fine. I was nervous my first camping trip, but it was great and I haven't looked back.

People like you are great ambassadors for our disease. You can show people that we don't need to be treated special, we are pretty normal...we just come with some fine print.

RAYT721 2010-12-02 06:13:51 -0600 Report

Great attitude! Welcome to our community. There are more things that you can do than things you can't do. The more you put into your life and management, the more you'll get out of it … so continue to give it your ALL.