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Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks



I could not copy and paste the exact url so just type in:

 monogenetic.diabetes UChicago.edu and it will come up.l It is very interesting
to read and a step in the right direction by the researchers whom I think tend
to research new drugs instead of actualy cures for this disease.

On Jul 31, 2012, at 5:43 PM, pauline hubman <email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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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