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Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks

Which sschool/college/counrty did this doctor/endo come up with this  
 disease? Not saying that one scholl is better than another, but my endo of 24
yrs & his collueges havent heard of this one beofre. Nor have they heard  if 
type 1 not being formally known as juve!  Doesn't matter what you call  the 
disease to me, I've been on the diets & pills/nedles now on the pump  only!  
Seems to be working. Also after checking my blood 589 times in 90  days 
(lil more than 6 a day), my meter says ave 149 but my 12 hr fasting A1C  taken 
early this morning was 7.7!  So, I also am thinking that chart that  was 
prviously shown from a website is a lil way off!
I'll stick with the blood tests & A1C's are the truemonitors of  control!
In a message dated 7/31/2012 6:45:24 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
email @ redacted writes:

The most common types of diabetes are type 1  and type 2 diabetes. In every
type of diabetes, the patientbs blood sugar  levels are high because there 
not enough insulin to keep the blood sugar  levels normal.
There is another type of diabetes that is often misdiagnosed  as type 1 or 
2 diabetes, called bmonogenic diabetes.b Different  types of monogenic
diabetes include neonatal diabetes and MODY (maturity  onset diabetes of the
Monogenic diabetes happens when there is a  mutation in a single gene of the
diabetic person. The human body has about  30,000 individual genes. So far,
more than 20 genes have been linked to  monogenic diabetes. An mutation in 
one of these genes can cause a child  or adult to develop monogenic 
Some examples include:
MODY,  most commonly caused by mutations in the HNF1A gene or the GCK  gene
Neonatal diabetes, most commonly caused by mutations in the KCNJ11,  ABCC8 
INS genes
Scientists do not yet understand exactly why genetic  mutations occur. If an
individual has a mutated gene, this mutation may be  passed from parents to
their children. Some mutations occur spontaneously  in an individual, and 
are down from one generation to the  next.
Learn more about the genetics of monogenic diabetes.

Did You  Know?
Some forms of monogenic diabetes have symptoms that are moderate or  absent,
such as MODY caused by a mutation in the GCK gene. Frequently, this  
causes such mild changes in blood sugar levels that it remains  unnoticed, 
only comes to light during a routine health screening.   With rare 
GCK-MODY requires no treatment at all.
Other forms  of monogenic diabetes have more serious effects on blood sugar
levels and  will cause long-term complications without treatment. Patients
might need  frequent insulin injections and other medical interventions.

Learn more  about the different forms of neonatal diabetes.
Learn more about the  different forms of MODY.
Learn about the MODY REGISTRY.

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 
>  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.  
>> just  don't have the time to properly educate a type 1 diabetic.  When  I
>> first diagnosed, my endo at the time told me that she  just didn't have 
>> time to answer my questions, so I should  probably find someone else and
>> would be glad to send them  my records.  That was after calling three 
>> in five weeks  with questions.  Boy did I feel lost at sea.  That was  
>> 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.  
>>> 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 
>>> possible that, with managed care, people are  being diagnosed with Type 
>>> 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 
>>> Then
>>>  (on that same side of the family) another cousin was diagnosed at age  
>>> 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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