Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Becky Stevens mom, Jul 2, 2011.
How old was your child at diagnosis?
Between 12 and 14. J was two weeks from his 13th birthday.
One month after his 11th birthday
2 weeks after her 11th birthday.
I'm sure I read somewhere that the most common age for diagnosis is 11/12 and the mean average is 16 (presumably skewed by older adult T1 diagnoses).
Can't remember where it was, though. The Hanas book?
The number of people who visit these forums is probably skewed, though. I imagine that those with younger children at dx would be more likely to visit (for example, I don't think my mum would ever visit a site like this - she has no involvement with my D). It's still interesting.
15 mo old
Lia was diagnosed at 5 years and 9 months. Though looking back I can see signs for at least three our four months before that, maybe even six months though I know they say that's not possible.
Dx'd less than a month after turning 3. The signs were there months before...once we knew what they were.
Nathan was two years and eight months. He was one of the very young ones when I first started coming around here. Now there are so many babies! It is so sad.
Kyle was dx 2 months ago at 7 years old
15 months old in 1989. Again, weeks before signs were there (in retrospect).
10 months old
14 for Kayla and the day before noahs 12th bday.
Steven was 3 years, 4 months but was definitely having symptoms at least 2 months before that.
Emma brings up a very good point. Alot of parents of older CWD dont frequent the forums. Thankfully Ellen does:cwds: Im sure the ages are quite different in the general diabetes public then here. I have read though that children are being diagnosed earlier. I think if we can find out why, meaning we as a society of researchers and lay persons, then we may be able to put a stop to what ultimately starts the autoimmune response. I think with the level of intelligence that Ive seen in these forums, we have as good a shot as anyone
I remember after Sammy was put on a lifeflight the Dr was just shaking his head saying "I have never seen someone dx so young" and that was almost 9 yrs ago. Sam was also showing symptoms for about 2 mo prior but the ped kept chalking it up to everything else.....
16 months old
10 years old, just a few months away from turning 11. I'm sure this is awful at any age though.
Connor was exactly 6 1/2.
My husband was 19 at dx.
Audrey was diagnosed one month before her 11th birthday. My DH was diagnosed when he was 14.
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