Both my niece and son had the flu just before....hmmmmm and they are both big milk drinkers... that is another theory.. guess we will never know.
I've been told MANY things threw out the years. Let's just hope sometime soon they will find out.
Oh Katsz I didn't say this yesterday but I have 2 girls one with Type 1 and the other without it. The Type 1 is 22 now and the other will soon turn 20. Please don't do what I did (it will drive you crazy) when my kids were growing up (expecillay after my oldest took TYpe 1) I watched her sister so close it made her VERY uncomfortable I was sooooo worried that she would get it too. (and still am)
My younger son is a worrier.. I try not to worry him. He gets anxiety attacks and all... HE worries enough for us both...he was the one who insisted on the A1C test for himself... I did it to show him he was ok. He worries constantl about his brother and drives him crazy sometimes. I do worry.. there was one time he wanted me to test him and he was very high. I told him it was just cuz there was sugar on his finger or something.... not sure though. I know there are many people who have 2 kids w/it......I couldn't imagine! That would be sooo hard!
According to Standards of Medical Care 2008, published in Diabetes Care, the answer is yes, there is such a thing as "prediabetes" for type 1. The text reads as follows:
C. Screening for type 1 diabetes Generally, people with type 1 diabetes present with acute symptoms of diabetes and markedly elevated blood glucose levels, and most cases are diagnosed soon after the onset of hyperglycemia. Widespread clinical testing of asymptomatic individuals for the presence of autoantibodies related to type 1 diabetes cannot currently be recommended as a means to identify individuals at risk, for several reasons: 1) cutoff values for the immune marker assays have not been completely established or standardized for clinical settings; 2) there is no consensus as to what follow-up testing should be undertaken when a positive autoantibody test result is obtained; and 3) because the incidence of type 1 diabetes is low, testing of healthy individuals will identify only a very small number (0.5%) who at that moment may be “prediabetic.” Finally, though clinical studies are being conducted to test various methods of preventing type 1 diabetes in high-risk individuals, no effective intervention has yet been identified. If studies uncover an effective means of preventing type 1 diabetes, targeted screening (e.g., siblings of type 1 children) may be appropriate in the future.
While this is interesting, it is an inconsistent use of the term "prediabetic" and I'm not sure I would accept this as supporting type 1 "prediabetes." After all, antibody testing does not identify a blood sugar problems itself and is a poor predictor of future risk.
This material is based primarily on WebMd:
Historically, "prediabetes" has been used to describe an impaired glucose metabolism that does not satisfy the criteria for "diabetes." It had been called "borderline" and involved either Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) or Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) which were not normal, but not disturbed enough to be diagnosed outright as diabetes. They key thing is that with "prediabetes," the risk of progression to "diabetes" was "very high." I consider the term "prediabetes" in use today to be actually inappropriate, since "prediabetes" and "diabetes" are both expressions of an imparied glucose metabolism and nobody has shown me that either T2 diabetes or T2 prediabetes can be "cured." It is just diabetes.
But the key is that the state is defined as an observed impairment of glucose metabolism and is presumed to predict the further progression to "diabetes" with a high degree of certainty. The section you quote from the "Standards of Care," which was qualitatively unchanged in 2010 does not support this. Antibody testing is not a indicative of an impaired glucose metabolism, and does not predict with any confidence the risk of future progression to full blown T1. In fact some 20% of type 2 diabetics are anitbody positive and many non-diabetics are also antibody positive. In my view, the whole definition of autoimmune T1 totally s*cks. You either have an out of control autoimmune response or your don't. The degree of beta-cell destruction is simply a measure of how much harm the response has inflicted.
In the end I guess I feel like the term "prediabetic" for type 1 (and type 2) probably has a much usefulness as being "prepregnant."
I'd be interested in your thoughts.