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Re: [IP] Re: DM testing in Florida



I am so behind you on this Michael!  That is why I couldn't believe the lady
that wanted all the money to go to curing diabetes..why not try to stop it
to! My gosh, that was so closed minded as you mentioned!  We wouldn't have
all the vaccines that we do to prevent alot of the other diseases if we all
thought like that!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Otten" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: DM testing in Florida


> Here in NY, my youngest son was tested as part of the DPT-T1 roughly 18
months
> after my oldest was diagnosed.  That result came back positive, but
> fortunately, we were told my several experts in the field that the DPT
results
> often showed false positives.  So we had my little guy tested as part of
the
> DAISY study out of the BDC, and that result showed he was negative.  The
last
> yearly test (12 months after the initial sample) showed again that he was
> negative.
>
> If he were positive, just knowing that we should be extra careful about
> watching for the symptoms would have been worth it.  Our first son was in
the
> beginning stages of DKA upon diagnoses.  There is no way in hell I want a
> second child to go through that.
>
> And who the F... says there is no or never will be a way to prevent it
from
> becoming full blown diabetes?  Closed minded thoughts like that would mean
that
> this world would be full of people living and dying with smallpox, polio,
> diptheria, etc. etc.  The list goes on.  If we go with the info we have
now,
> like someone seemed to imply, why the f are we continuing to spend any
money
> whatsoever on research for any disease?  I fully expect my son to be
cured.
> And after that, I expect diabetes to be a childhood disease the will be
cured
> after contracting it, similar to infections that are treated with
antibiotics.
> I am not saying that antibiotics are going to be the cure for diabetes....
>
> Mike O  (who abhors closed mindedness)
>
>
> email @ redacted wrote:
>
> > In a message dated 1/6/02 4:03:08 PM, email @ redacted writes:
> >
> > >All it can do is
> > >worry more parents about the possible inevitable (not even definite)
> >
> > Ellen,
> > It was a great relief for me to have my daughter, Elisabeth, showed none
of
> > the things that would lead to Diabetes. My 2 brothers, myself and a
cousin
> > are all T1.
> >
> > Susan
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