Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks
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On Jul 31, 2012 3:13 PM, "Carole" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Signe - you seem to be the perfect canidate for the monogenetic diabetes
> is being researched at UChicago. Please go to the website and sign up for
> research and urge your relatives to do this also as the thinking is that
> generations are involved, it is a gene that has gone wrong...please read
> it as
> they are working on a cure right now.
> My son was diagnosed before 12 months of age and he has already given
> blood and
> spit for the purpose of dna, to decide if his type 1 diabetes is
> monogenetic and
> if it is (50% chance), he will be cured...yes cured...with a pill.
> The next category is the one you are in which includes folks diagnosed
> after 12
> months and before age 50... Siince so many of your family members are
> your chances are better that it's a genetic problem...check it out..can't
> go to: www.monogeneticdiabetes.UChicago.edu
> On Jul 31, 2012, at 12:17 PM, Signe Myhren <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > My endo told me that people can be diagnosed with Type I at any age. She
> > she had a patient diagnosed at 80 with Type I, and that that person is
> > to 90 and doing just fine! It's such a shame that so many doctors think
> > is still limited to juveniles. I heard awhile back that there are just
> > 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
> > his sister while in her 20s and pregnant, their Mom (my aunt) at age 75.
> > (on that same side of the family) another cousin was diagnosed at age
> 50. On
> > other side of my family, I had a cousin diagnosed at 17, while his
> > twin wasn't diagnosed till age 27. All these folks have Type I.
> > Signe
> > Sent from my iPad
> > .
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