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Re: [IPk] Re: We're new to all this...



Hi Barbara


I don't think anyone is disputing that there is a genetic link, it's just that
only 13% of children and adolescents who contract diabetes have a parent or
sibling with diabetes.  So for the vast majority of people with type 1
diabetes, it does just come out of the blue. My friend from school who has
diabetes has two children with diabetes, one brother and two nephews.  She
also has other members of her family who have other autoimmune diseases.  It
seems that some families have been dealt a crap hand and the link must be
hereditary in some cases.  I just hope that people are doing research on this
so if it were possible to find out the cause there might be someway of
preventing it.  Or, just as welcome  a cure.

There is no one in our family with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis but Sasha
and I both developed these conditions at the same time, coincidence or maybe a
virus or a predisposition to them.  We may never know.

Jackie


----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 31 July 2002 11:37
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: We're new to all this...


> It is not a coincidence when 3 of your siblings have it as well as your own
> daughter and cousins' children, auntie and grandmother along with ancestor
> who died from it as a baby.  These are all people from one side of the
family
> and not a single one from my father's side of the family even though there
> are 8 brothers, 2 sisters and in excess of 40 cousins all still living.
>
> Perhaps if someone in my family offered to have a genes analysis, this would
> tell you.
>
> Barbara
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