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Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks

Signe, I think you're correct about there not being enough endos to go
around. They are just inundated with type 2's and thyroid problems.  They
just don't have the time to properly educate a type 1 diabetic.  When I was
first diagnosed, my endo at the time told me that she just didn't have the
time to answer my questions, so I should probably find someone else and she
would be glad to send them my records.  That was after calling three times
in five weeks with questions.  Boy did I feel lost at sea.  That was when I
started to read and that helped me the most. Susan

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Signe Myhren <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  My endo told me that people can be diagnosed with Type I at any age. She
> said
> she had a patient diagnosed at 80 with Type I, and that that person is now
> close
> to 90 and doing just fine! It's such a shame that so many doctors think
> Type I
> is still limited to juveniles. I heard awhile back that there are just not
> enough endocrinologists out there. I don't know if that is true, but it's
> possible that, with managed care, people are being diagnosed with Type II
> by
> doctors who just don't know the facts.
>  In my own family, I was diagnosed at 16, my brother at 14, a first cousin
> at 9,
> his sister while in her 20s and pregnant, their Mom (my aunt) at age 75.
> Then
> (on that same side of the family) another cousin was diagnosed at age 50.
> On the
> other side of my family, I had a cousin diagnosed at 17, while his
> identical
> twin wasn't diagnosed till age 27. All these folks have Type I.
> Signe
> Sent from my iPad
> .
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