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Re: [IP] Misconceptions about IDDM

I agree strongly, and no, we aren't trying to be downers.  Folks, until
there is a cure we all have a greater risk factor for the complications than
do nonDs.  The health care teams don't mention it UNTIL you come up with one
even after exemplary control.  Great control decreases the risks, but if you
really look at the DCCT you find that (I'm digging from gray matter that is
weary here) about 40% still got complications.  We still need to continue
supporting the researchers, and reminding our legislators.  Life is better,
but it can still get really messy.
Take care,
-----Original Message-----
From: VHarriet <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: March 18, 1998 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Misconceptions about IDDM

>Dear Denise
>Sorry to say, but they are NOT misconceptions.  Diabetics are 5 times more
>likely to have heart disease, kidney disease and many other potentially
>shortening problems.  Without good care this will definitely shorten your
>llife expectancy.  Even with good care we can just have bad luck.
>As far as having children -- I had one before I became diabetic and 1
>Pregnancy makes BS control more difficult and the fetus is more at risk.
>outcome was good -- my daughter is now 31 years old and has two daughters
>her own.  (My endo encourages any young woman even trying to get pregnant
>go on the pump!)
>Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/