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Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks



i was dignosed at Type 2 and  went to a diabetic dr. and time i told him ,
how many of my relatives were diabetic , he threw up his hands
and said, type 1, . never heard of magne.  gentic problem,  i will go on
their site,  thanks for the information.   lovae this ip site.  never stop
learning.

On Tue, Jul 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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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