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Re: [IP] Re: Fat guts!
Tony & Sue (Skay) Abruscato wrote:
> My son Anthony, 11, D since he was 6 has the same problem. His ped endo
> said that he and my husband may have a predisposition to type 2 diabetes,
> although Anthony already had developed type 1. She told us this particular
> body type is very typical of people who are genetically predisposed to type
> 2 diabetes.
> Diabetes, both type 1 and type 2 run in both sides of my family, although
> the males usually develop type 1. Type 2 runs in both sides of my
> husband's family.
So what that means is that as he gets into middle age, Anthony may (not
will!) develop Type 2 insulin resistance and require larger doses of
insulin. In that case, if he's lucky, his endo will allow him to try an
oral insulin-sensitizer like Glucophage in addition to his insulin.
Some docs still haven't figured out that it's possible to have both Type
1 AND Type 2 diabetes; just because you got Type 1 in childhood doesn't
mean you can't develop the insulin-resistance portion of Type 2. So they
flatly refuse to treat it.
It's like the myth that Type 1's are never fat. Type 1 diabetics are
like EVERYONE else in the world -- they come in all shapes and sizes, as
long as their insulin requirements are met!
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Type Weird, pumping!
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