I'm not sure what I think...my original endo, brilliant man but only dealt with one pump company and I didn't want that brand so I switched endos - told me he thought mine was brought on by a traumatic experience or two. He theorized that mine was a gradual decline from the time I was in my mid/late teens (after my HS sweetheart died in a car accident on the way to the Homecoming football game in my senior year) until I was dx'd about 9 years later. I wasn't too sure about that because I had no signs of any kind of diabetes during my pregnancy, which was 5 yrs before I was dx'd. A year after my son was born, I was raped and nearly murdered...but even that was 4 yrs before diagnosis. I've never been one to get colds or the flu or anything (I had pneumonia when I was 3...could that be it?)...I was extremely sick for 2 days before my diagnosis, but it was severe DKA (sorry, docs, to me, any DKA is severe, but whatev). There is no one else on any side of my family with diabetes, save for my 2nd cousin - his mother is my own cousin, and his father's side of the family has several diabetics, so we attributed the genetic factor to him (the father), not my cousin's/my family (well that sounds bad lol). I really don't have a theory...since I don't really fit any of them. Seems to me that if it were a traumatic event, there would be a sh!t ton more people with it than there are...every college student, divorcee, person who moves, bad haircut recipient, etc would have it. Same with a virus...everyone who's ever had a bad infection would have it. My grandfather had malaria, but he never developed diabetes. One of my friends has had HSV I & II for nearly 20 years, but he has yet to develop diabetes (before anyone gets all ewwww about that, just know that 1 in 4 people in the US over the age of 12 has herpes, yes 25% over age 12). Anyway...I guess I might be inclined to think there's a biological/genetic (not hereditary, but having to do with genes and possibly mutations or abnormalties?) aspect to it. Wow. Didn't intend to write a novel. Sorry about that.
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Podding w/ Podme Apidrala since 08/09
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