Hi all, i've recently been diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at the age of 28, and was hoping on some information that may help me as i'm still struggling to get my head around everything. I was diagnosed after experiencing all the usual symptoms (excessive thirst, nightly trips to the bathroom, fatigue)and taken into hospital for the weekend although i got there on my own i didn't collapse or pass out at any stage. On admittance my blood glucose was 24mmol which has got me wondering just how long have i had diabetes for without realising, maybe just putting some symptoms down to a hard days work or a bug. I've seen my Diabetic nurse since being released and she had told me my numbers are fine even suggesting they could be a little higher post meal time but i digress the thing i really would like to know is realistically how long could i have had type one diabetes for without knowing, could i already have some diabetic complications without knowing, and is there any chance i was a type 2 that has become insulin dependent without realising. i apologise if these questions seem silly but i don't see my Doctor for a follow up until the end of April and would really appreciate any and all advice/answers.
Cheers in advance