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This National Diabetes Awareness Month, we shared 30 Facts in 30 Days about the T1D Exchange Registry: our comprehensive research study of people with type 1 diabetes in the United States.
Today, we’re sharing the 3 facts that our community found the most interesting!
1. Fact #4: The oldest person with T1D in the Registry is 89 years old.
2. Fact #6: In the Registry:
- 49.5% of participants were diagnosed at 12 years old or younger
- 13.6% were diagnosed at age 13-17
- 25.3% were diagnosed at age 18-35
- 8.4% were diagnosed at age 36-55
- 2% were diagnosed at 56 years old or older
3. Fact #13: The 5 most common comorbidities of people in the Registry:
- Eye Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Fungal Infections
- Dental Issues
Thank you for being part of our community this year!
Sarah Howard (nee Tackett) has dedicated her career to supporting the T1D community ever since she was diagnosed with T1D while in college in May 2013. Since then, she has worked for various diabetes organizations, focusing on research, advocacy, and community-building efforts for people with T1D and their loved ones. Sarah is currently the Senior Marketing Manager at T1D Exchange. Sarah and her husband live in NYC with their cat Gracie. In her spare time, she enjoys doing comedy, taking dance classes, visiting art museums, and exploring different neighborhoods in NYC.
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Thank you for this article. I found out that 8.4 % of TI’s are diagnosed in the same age bracket that I was. I thought I must be the only one! I am 81 years old and it was encouraging to see the age of the eldest. And, lastly, Fact #13: You must mean me.