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Old 05-23-2015, 21:29   #1
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A very good list, but I do not agree with all of them. How about you?

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I don't think much of #17.

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#1 says T1 is inherited. That is true in some cases, but there are many T1's who do not have any relatives with T1. I do not have anyone among my relatives with T1. I did have several childhood diseases when I was 5, and my symptoms appeared while I was recovering.

#5 mentions that hypos, when not treated properly, can cause death. It fails to mention that hyperglycemia can also be just as serious and cause deaths.

#10 suggests that most T1's are diagnosed with the very young, bu more than half are actually diagnosed in their early 20s, and older. I have read about some who were in their 80s when diagnosed.

There is also an overstated mentioning of death. That is the way it used to be, but it is not that way now.

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Well written. Very.

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Good list, overall. But I do agree with the reservations listed above, to which I must add: The article verges on Type 2-shaming.

I can understand the temptation, but shaming is inappropriate. Further, it does not help our combined cause, which is better diabetes treatment, diagnosis and research for all Types.
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Richard, does/did anyone in your family have disease caused by an autoimmune disorder, such as Lupus, MS or autoimmune caused liver disease?

I read this list a few days ago on a friend's FB page. I too agree and disagree with some of the points. But I guess it generates the discussion, which I assume is the author's point.

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Vhm1, I do not have a relative with type 1 or any other autoimmune disease. I do have arthritis, and some relatives do too.

The lady who wrote this article does not have diabetes, and she actually thought she was making legitimate statements. Some of the statements are false to some degree, and there is too much mentioning of death. Type 1 diabetes used to cause so many complications, and deaths, but that is no longer true. Long, healthy lives are almost certain, if proper diabetes management is observed. The longevity of T1Ds is almost as good as it is for non diabetics at the present time.

Yes, the purpose of this post is for generating some discussion.

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The same prognosis can be true for most T2Ds, as well.

Unfortunately, research appears to be stalled to some degree -- except for the development of new (and unsafe) drugs. For example, we know genetics can be a major factor in the development of both T1 and T2.

Since 1996, several T2 genetic markers have been discovered. And yet, testing is not done routinely to evaluate risk, and no preventive measures are offered other than "eat sensibly," which usually refers to a WoE that promotes diabetes.

It may be that, at least for some, T2 is no more preventable than T1. But the ability to delay its development, and a common practice to diagnose at an early stage, should already be in place.
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