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Re: [IP] cause for type 1



Oddly enough, I was diagnosed about 10 days after recovering from the flu.
In the ER that night, with a BG of 978,  I remember them telling my mom that
"the flu had triggered my pancreas to stop producing insulin and if I had
not had the flu then I might not have developed diabetes until later on in
life when it would be easier to treat as a Type 2."

COINCIDENCE???

Mel and pumpy
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Dougherty" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 1:52 PM
Subject: RE: [IP] cause for type 1


> I believe this is what happened to me, having had polio in childhood and
> problems with blood sugar from that point on. It's interesting though that
> it took so long to turn into diabetes in my case.
>
> David
>
>
> > > I was also told the same thing, that diabetes can be caused
> > > by a virus.
> >
> > That's one of the current theories.  Type 1 DM is associated with some
> > viruses, notably Coxsackievirus, which is similar (and related) to
> > Poliovirus.  However, no causal relationship has been established.
> > Jim Handsfield
>
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