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Re: [IP] DM testing in Florida



That's how I feel Jennifer!  I even have a child with diabetes.  I just
don't want my other daughter to get it too.  I love them both!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Harkleroad" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 5:06 PM
Subject: RE: [IP] DM testing in Florida


> I am glad I am the one on the pump and not my children.  I also posted
> the message about prevention and breastfeeding.  Granted, curing D is
> VERY important.  But if we can prevent it, then that is also VERY
> important.  If we can prevent it, surely we can cure it.  Also,
> prevention would be more helpful for my children, and while I am
> interested in my  own health, I am more interested in my children's
> well-being.  If they can tell me anything I can do to help my girls,
> then I  will do it.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted
> Sent: Sun 1/6/2002 10:37 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: [IP] DM testing in Florida
>
> I think this is another horrendous waste of money.  At this moment in
> time,
> there's NOTHING they can do to prevent or delay onset.  All it can do is
>
> worry more parents about the possible inevitable (not even definite).
> I'm
> sorry that ADA has agreed to fund this project.  This $10 MILLION
> dollars
> should have gone to research towards curing diabetes which may have
> yielded
> some kind of worthwhile results.  Anyone else agree with me?  If so,
> please
> write to ADA and let them know.
>
> BTW, several years ago my daughter was tested in the DPT.  At that time
> she
> tested ICA+, but also IAA, ICA512 and anti-GAD65 negative.  She did not
> show
> presence of the protective gene.  Someone should have provided
> counseling
> before any of these tests were run, so I could have known what the
> options
> would have been upon finding out this info.  Instead, I spent months and
>
> months on the internet contacting researchers worldwide yada yada yada.
>
>
> First let's cure diabetes, then screen those who have the propensity to
> develop it so we can do something for them!
>
> Very sincerely yours,
> Ellen H. Ullman
> Mom, Advocate for children who have diabetes and their parents, Friend,
> Webmaster...<A
> HREF="http://members.aol.com/CamelsRFun/index.html">http://members.aol.c
> om/CamelsRFun/index.html  (KidsRPumping)</A>
> Please support funding a cure for diabetes: Diabetes Research Institute
> in
> Miami, Florida:  <A
> HREF="http://www.drinet.org">http://www.drinet.org</A>
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