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Re: [IP] Lack of interest in dm cures/ was "another DUH! comment"

Interestingly, if you look at World Health Organization stats, you'll see 
that the incidence of type 1 also is increasing. 

Jan and ElvisToo

In a message dated 2/15/03 10:32:44 PM US Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< After following the thread about funding for diabetes cures and the lack of
 interest in that; I want to point out that I think there is a MAJOR
 misunderstanding regarding this disease among the general population that
 contributes to the lack of interest in raising money for a cure.  Whenever 
 pick up the paper today there is an article about the growing number of
 diabetes cases and the epidemic problem of obesity in the US.  Because it's
 always tied into obesity CAUSING the diabetes I think people are less
 sympathetic to the cause.  It's a disease that in some ways is thought to be
 "your own fault" for having it.  How many people even know the difference
 between Type 1 or Type 2 diabetics unless they have the disease?  Whenever
 someone tells me they have an aunt, friend, grandfather etc. with dm I ask
 "Type 1 or Type 2?" and invariably they say "Uh...I don't know".  So Type 1
 and Type 2 are lumped together even though they are so different in many 
 I am NOT saying that Type 2's have caused their own illness...I really really
 get angry when someone blames a Type 1 OR Type 2 for having this illness.  My
 point is that all the media attention on the growing cases of DM (type 2 but
 they rarely make that distinction) may actually be undermining OUR
 cause...when it is presented in such a way as to put blame on individuals who
 have aquired it as a result of lifestyle habits. >>
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