Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks
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On Jul 31, 2012 4:45 PM, "Carole" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> MONOGENIC DIABETES
> The most common types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In every
> type of diabetes, the patientb s 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 b monogenic 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 NEONATAL DIABETES REGISTRY.
> 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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