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Re: [IP] auto-immune problems

> Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2000 19:25:46 -0800
> From: "Liz Davis" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re [IP] auto-immune problems
> The newest terminology for Juvenile onset, aka insulin-dependent, aka Type
> Diabetes is immune-mediated Diabetes Mellitus.  I believe one inherits the
> tendency to get it, but doesn't get it until an auto-immune attack on the
> beta cells is triggered--usually by a virus.  This explains why so many
> people are diagnosed with Type I in the wintertime.
> In short, it's not an either heredity or auto-immune situation.  There's a
> little of both involved.

Makes me wonder. No family history (extended or otherwise) of either
diabetes or auto-immune problems. No illnesses prior to diagnosis at age 23.
Standard childhood illnesses (measles, chickenpox, etc - no mumps) but no
major or viral illnesses since I was around 2.


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