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Re: [IP] cause for type 1

At 09:10 PM 10/17/00 -0400, you wrote:
>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."

More than likely you were already a type 1 and the Flu just caused your BG 
to rise like any other diabetic.  It would take awhile for your body to 
destroy enough islet cells to show symptoms and to allow your BG to go that 

Brian Carter
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