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[IP] Re: Fun Facts to Know and Tell About Diabetes
>> like most diabetics are diagnosed in Fall (which doesn't seem
>> true for this list)
>> This is self reporting here. There are lots for reasons why this
>> could be true. Mostly that kids are more likely to be dx'ed for TI
>> and the stress of school, along with required doctor visits would
>> make it more likely for doctors records to see an influx in the
>> fall, imo..
> We actually have some stats on this, look at the ABOUT page of the
> web site. It is only slightly higher in the winter, otherwise time of
> diagnosis is pretty evenly distributed.
I think that's my point, that it is self reporting. I very well agree that
it may well be evenly distributed, but would rather see what the actual
doctors that dx it report. How close is the distribution of I-P'ers to the
actual distribution of dm'ers by age, sex, income group, etc. I would take
a guess that this list has average higher income than the general dm
population (most of us have access to a computer). Of the 716, how many
are T1's? I would expect TII's could be closer to a normal
distribution. I do think that the onset of TI is probably pretty normal
but that the dx of it may not be. I think that lower income children may
only see a doctor once a year and that school nurses would help find it
also. But, I could be wrong as I was just trying to find explanations that
fit with those 'facts'.
I think that the stats on the site are great, but can only be used for our
listmates. This does remind me that I should update my stats, as there
have been some changes.
Jack email @ redacted
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