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Re: [IP] Heredity



My father was diagnosed when he was about 18.  I think, but I'm not sure,
that his mother may have been recently diagnosed with Type 2.  I haven't
seen either for years, so I'm not sure, nor do I know if others in the
family are.  I was diagnosed last year at 25.
Mario
----- Original Message -----
From: Fran Baumgartner <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 8:43 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Heredity


> >When my son was diagnosed 2 years ago,  the educators and doctors told us
> >that people with no diabetes in the family can get it.  Mostly in
children,
> >but my sons was caused by a childhood virus that they have not been able
to
> >find a cure for or even figure out how the virus manages to destroy the
> >pancreas.  There are only 3 diabetics in my family that we know of, my
> >brother and 2 first cousins.
>
> I am the only one in my family ever to have diabetes thus far.
>
> Fran
> Type I 37 years age 40
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