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RE: [IP] cause for type 1

At 11:02 AM 10/17/00 -0700, you wrote:
>At 12:46 PM 10/17/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>>I believe this "theory".  I was one of those people that actually had a
>>virus just before being rushed to the hospital with a blood sugar of over
>>900.  Are there any studies going on that anyone knows about that I could
>>contribute to?
>Remember not to confuse correlation with causality, Lea.  Just because you 
>had a virus before diagnosis does not mean the virus caused the 
>diabetes.  You could very well have been an undiagnosed diabetic before 
>you caught the virus.  It's possible that the virus just caused your 
>(already high) blood sugars to sky rocket.
>It's the causality that has yet to be proven.

Also remember that it can take an average of 5-8 years for type 1 diabetes 
to get bad enough to show symptoms since the body can function and keep BGs 
near normal when the pancrease is down to 10-15% normal number of islet 
cells (unless you are insulin resistant).

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