Re: [IP] Type I in Older Folks
curly....this is NEW research..It's genetic research done by the University of
Chicago. They do research in genetic's rather then researching new drugs. They
are saying some people's gene's changed for one reason or another and caused the
diabeties and in some instances a pill can straighten it out. It has worked now
for several hundred younger kids who were on insulin and are now taking one pill
a day to tweek the gene that has gone haywire.
On Jul 31, 2012, at 8:40 PM, email @ redacted wrote:
> 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:
> MONOGENIC DIABETES
> 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 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
>> 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>
>>>> My endo told me that people can be diagnosed with Type I at any age.
>>>> 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
>>>> Type I
>>>> 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
>>>> possible that, with managed care, people are being diagnosed with Type
>>>> doctors who just don't know the facts.
>>>> In my own family, I was diagnosed at 16, my brother at 14, a first
>>>> at 9,
>>>> his sister while in her 20s and pregnant, their Mom (my aunt) at age
>>>> (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
>>>> twin wasn't diagnosed till age 27. All these folks have Type I.
>>>> Sent from my iPad
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