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Re: [IPk] Testing
Yeah, Abi and Caroline, I am getting worried about exactly what doctors are
being told about the incidence of type 2 in younger people, whether the link
with obesity is being made sufficiently clear. I'll admit to having had
weight fluctuations in the past few years, but now I'm a UK 10/12 (6 at the
Gap...one good thing about America ;> ) and I still get asked if I'm
'diet-controlled'--even by medical students!
It's one thing when non-medically trained people think of type 1 as a
'childhood illness' that can be 'outgrown', but when _physicians_ seem to
assume that type 1s who are old enough, fit enough, and capable enough to
assume university/career/family responsibilities are mythical creatures,
that's so weird.
Today I sent an announcement about the diabetes group I've started to
someone who can circulate it to the Oxford medical students specializing in
diabetes. Oh yeah.
IDDM 9+ years; MiniMed pumper 6+ years; not a unicorn
Co-ordinator, Oxford University Student Union Diabetes Network
----Original Message Follows----
From: "Abigail King" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IPk] Testing
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 14:52:16 -0000
Yes, i was bugged by this one at my last medication review. GP was fine,
inpressed by control, asked if I had enough energy, could do the things I
wanted etc(obviously at least realsiing good A1c=increased risk of hypo)Even
asked if I was having enough strips..then said" you are type 2 aren't you"
i'm slim, in late 20s and been on insulin all along. Yes, I know there is a
surge of type 2 in the young, but this is very rare unless in the presence
of obesity. And in my limited experience, very overweight can with
discipline manage to shed some weight but often can't get down to a very
Do they think that all the kids with type 1 die before the age of 20 and are
reincarnated as type 2? or perhaps we are abducted by aliens...
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