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Re: [IP] DIABETES FROM CHICKEN POX...I'M ON OF THOSE :o)



>My daughter had the flu several days prior to being dx'd at the
>age of 6. I believe that was her trigger but I think the road had
>been set a long time before that and she had a slow loss of beta
>cell function over that time .


What probably was the case was that she was already well on her way to 
being diabetic like you mentioned but the Flu just made the symptoms show 
up.  From the Diabetes specialists I know say that in most  (just remember 
I say most, I never say never, all or always  he he) cases it usually takes 
several years for the immune system to lower your Beta cell count to a 
"diabetes" level which
I believe is around 10% of normal.



Brian Carter
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