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Re: Subject: RE: [IP] DM testing in Florida



Thanks Natalie!  I just have to get away from this computer and get a life!
It is soo addicting tho!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Natalie A. Sera" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 7:17 PM
Subject: Re: Subject: RE: [IP] DM testing in Florida


> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>
>
> >I breastfed my son for 18 months.  He was diagnosed with type 1 when he
was
> >15 months old, a still nursing on demand toddler.  I also breastfed my
> >daughter until she was 3 years old.  At age 8 she tested ICA+ (shortly
> after
> >given the Hep B series).  I fully believe in breastfeeding and trying to
> >prevent diabetes - but it didn't work for us.  I myself do not have type
1.
>
>
> One problem with statistics is that they don't apply to the individual,
and
> ALL of us are individuals!!!!
>
> Statistics can only tell you whether there is an association between 2
> factors in a large group -- and even then they can't completely rule out
the
> possibility of coincidence!
>
> I see all this fervor and grasping at straws trying to prevent Type 1 as a
> reflection of guilt -- that parents think they did something wrong because
> their child developed diabetes.
> It's so hard to convince them there was nothing they could have done -- it
> was the bad luck of the genetic and environmental draw.
>
> I know from personal experience that it's hard to avoid or remove the
guilt
> feelings, so I'll reiterate again and again -- it's NOT your fault that
your
> child got diabetes, and there is nothing you can do at this point to
prevent
> it if your other children have the destiny to get it. We all have to live
> with the genes that we drew when we were conceived, and that's that.
>
> My grandmother had diabetes; 3 of her 5 children did, but not my mother.
So
> why, among 10 cousins, am *I* the only one who has it??? I dunno -- but
> that's the way it is!
>
> Keep on pumping and forget the guilt!
>
> Natalie ._c-
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