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Re: [IP] Gestational Diabetes

In a message dated 4/26/99 8:43:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, email @ redacted 

<< << .  I know I didn't DO anything to give them diabetes but when 
  you end up with THREE of them, it does make you wonder why.  Just a 
  little guilt trip here, I guess.
  Kelly >>
 Two of them makes you wonder, too!!      Doreen-mom of 2 pumpers

Thanks Doreen,
		It's good to know someone understands.  I realize the 
genetics of it and all, but when you have NO family history on either side 
and then WHAMMO!! Three diabetic kids (out of a possible 4), it makes me look 
past the genetics and consider environmental possibilities.  I know that 
knowing WHY (if I ever do) won't change anything or make it any different, it 
is just something that I wonder about sometimes.  I don't consume myself with 
it, nor do I dwell on it, but being in the same situation yourself, I'm sure 
you can understand why I think about it sometimes.  

		I ended up with type 2 from YEARS of taking steroids to 
control my asthma.  The steroids gave me glaucoma too.  Our endo has told me 
that if I wasn't predisposed to both of these conditions they would not have 
been brought out as permanent conditions solely by steroid use.  Steroids 
will produce higher blood sugars and raised ocular pressure as a matter of 
side effects but both of these should resolve upon discontinuation of steroid 
usage.  Well, they didn't and now the big D and G are here to stay.....we 
have NO family history of type 2 either OR glaucoma either.  Believe me, I'm 
no idiot and I understand completely the workings of genetics here, but when 
you have NO family history anywhere to support it, I find it hard to let go 
of without a reason.  As a mom in the same situation I'm sure you understand. 

		As for the person who made the "breech birth" joke....it 
wasn't funny.  YOU try raising THREE diabetic kids and then come back and 
joke about it  :-(

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