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[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V5 #421

>>- ----- > The national average is ~1:300
> email @ redacted<<

>>So, in Eve's school there are 7 d kids in a total of 1,050 student. That
would be about 1 in 150. So, that is double than the normal population. So,
they do have a high number.

Deborah mom to Eve 14, and her pump Zoe
Dxed 5/3/96 pumping 5/21/99<<

Is the 1 in 300 based on just kids with Type 1?  Children are now 
being diagnosed with Type 2, which used to be a rare occurrence. 
Even though they may be injecting insulin to treat it, they are still 
Type 2.  There are two Type 1's and one Type 2 in Noah's high school 
that has approximately 1,400 students in grades 9-12.  The school 
nurse thought the Type 2 was a Type 1 simply because he was using 
insulin - seems to be a big misconception about Type 1's and 2's, 
even with health care workers!  Anyway, if the 1/300 is based on Type 
1's and some of the 7 in Eve's school are Type 2's, that could 
explain the higher than norm average and reduce it.

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