Whats your story? weird but true things


(music_lover) #1

okay well i got my diabetes more then likely from my cousin who is a type one.

okay this is kinda weird to me idk about for you guys.

okay well he was the same age as me when he got diagnosed, he got diagnosed the same month, and has a birthday the same month as me. weird huh?

alsooo my mother told me that all the ppl she knows who has type one diabetec kids rode the same school bus as her and went to school with her. idk weird?

and also when i was in the hospital which was in the month of november the doctor told me thats when most t1's get diagnosed is like around the season of fall..?

why does this weird stuff happen?

maybe its only me but do you guys think that this disease has something to do with something odd that researchers just never would think of?? 

 


(Anonymous) #2

Well, there could be a few reasons. I don't believe someone can technically "catch" diabetes from someone else, so I think the school bus could just be a coincedence.

Second, about "fall," I know doctors do a lot of studies, surveys, and such to try to find a correlation between diabetics, time of onset, etc. There could always be a reason for that we just don't know yet, if this makes sense. I've heard several versions of explinations, the one I got from my doctors was a virus, but they are always looking to see if T1 diabetes is onset by, for example, a climate or a race... does this make sense?


(music_lover) #3

alyssa-yeah that makes a good bit of sense. maybe the climate is causing an onset for a certain virus to come into certain people's bodys and attack there pancreas.

 but then again you have the gene in you from the day you are born. you just get a virus that "turns the diseas on" it activates the gene. but then again its a virus that only certain ppl get its an odd virus that no one else catches, and also it always seems to happen in fall..?

and yes i know i was just saying how maybe it could be something here in WV. i dont know


(Savs) #4

[quote user="Alyssa"]

Well, there could be a few reasons. I don't believe someone can technically "catch" diabetes from someone else, so I think the school bus could just be a coincedence.

Second, about "fall," I know doctors do a lot of studies, surveys, and such to try to find a correlation between diabetics, time of onset, etc. There could always be a reason for that we just don't know yet, if this makes sense. I've heard several versions of explinations, the one I got from my doctors was a virus, but they are always looking to see if T1 diabetes is onset by, for example, a climate or a race... does this make sense?

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Hmm, maybe its because a lot of diabetics are first diagnosed after a disease that attacks the pancreas. For me it was strep throat that weakened my immune system, which is believed to have caused my diabetes. That makes me think that the reason many diabetics are diagnosed in the fall is because fall seems like a time when a lot of kids get sick, going back to school and all (mainly because when one kid gets sick, the whole school gets sick). So maybe thats part of it?

I don't know, just a theory


(Anonymous) #5

Hey, that's a good point, Savs. It could be, for example, flu seasons, right? What "season" is fall?? LOL


(Savs) #6

Yea, I think its flu and strep season haha


(jenniferpritchard) #7

[quote user="Alyssa"]

Hey, that's a good point, Savs. It could be, for example, flu seasons, right? What "season" is fall?? LOL

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hah fall is autumn and flu season is generally from nov-april.


(Anonymous) #8

hm... curious :)

I bet all the doctors thought of that first, though. Quicker than Juvenationers anyway haha. It is interesting, though. I was really sick a few years before I was diagnosed, and they said my pancreas pretty much was creeping out on me for quite a while before it split


(FFA_RodeoStar) #9

i was dxd in May but the drs thought that i'd had it since at least January possibly November so it fits


(Savs) #10

Yea, I was diagnosed in Janurary, but they said I could have had it for up to a month and a half, so that would make it like mid-November? So that kind of fits too...


(Madisonkim) #11

my daughter was also diagnosed in nov 2008 and the docs at bc childrens hospital told us they see the most amount of children being diagnosed in nov then any other month although I know she had it for along time before that all the doctors failed to take my concerns seriously until nov when she was dka and we arrived at er. I bet the ones that told me I worried too much whenever I took her to see a doctor before her diagnosis feels bad or at least I hope they do.


(Savs) #12

Yea, hmm. now I'm wondering how many of the people here on Juvenation were diagnosed in the fall.... and how many of them had some sort of sickness beforehand


(Anonymous) #13

Diagnosed: October
Illness: a few years before, however very bad


(figure skater girl) #14

ok, i dont get why scientists havent figued this out yet. its all common sense(unless i have some wierdly advanced type of common sense).

the immune system attacks the beta cells. they believe it is caused by viruses.

so this is how it goes:

a virus gets into your body and goes to your pancreas. thats why some people get it but not their brothers and sisters and alll  those people.

the immune system finds it and because it setttled in close enough to byour beta cells, they got infected and to get rid of the virus,  they have to attack the beta cells wich then forms diabetes

please tell me this makes sense to someone?


(Anonymous) #15

Courtenay,

This does make sense, but this is similar (if not what) to what doctors usually explain to be the cause of type 1 diabetes. I was at least told that it was caused by a virus, I suppose that attacked my pancreas. I don't recall the exact explination, but I remember that supposedley it is due to a virus.


(music_lover) #16

yes it does to me courtenay. 

but its still caused by a virus because w.e the virus is weakens the immune system then goes into that process of the beta cells. 

at least thats how all doctors and what ive researched explained.


(music_lover) #17

dont you guys think that there has to be something causing the virus.

maybe theres some kind of medication or something that doctors could give out.

because the "gene" like i said is in your body from the day you are born and then a nasty virus comes along and "activates" the gene or cell or w.e. but still wonder if they can start testing babies when they are born, and see if they have the gene and if so put them on medication that keeps the immune system stronger. i dont know... it doesnt really make sense just something that would keep the virus from activating the cell.

doesnt lifelong meds sound better then lifelong needles and counting of carbs to you guys?


(Anonymous) #18

I don't think it can be handled as simply as with meds. If it could, I imagine it would have been taken care of long ago. I do not think this possible because it is not just one virus that attacks the pancreas. For example, if you take the flu shot, you are protected from the flu. But because, for example, I was sick with a high fever versus someone who had scarlett fever, resulting in diabetes, we would have to take shots for every virus. And with colds alone, there are endless combinations of the cold - different forms that won't be warded off by the same meds. I imagine we would have to take a million vaccines to protect us, and then there are some that probably don't even have a vaccine. We'd probably end up taking more shots to protect us than we do now :)

 

And as far as meds over shots, I don't think so. Shots aren't going to hurt you, and I'm not saying meds do specifically, but it's different. For example, you could get a pancreas transplant right now and instead of shots just take anti-rejection medication. Why don't I? Because the shots are better for me than taking meds all my life. And hey, my pancreas may not work, but it's still a part of me and I love it :)

 

Nice thoughts, though. We wouldn't get anywhere in life if we didn't come up with theories.


(music_lover) #19

very true alyssa.

 

i never thought of alllll the things that could cause the diabetes to activate haha. thnxs. lol

and yess it does define who i am.

 but i was just saying some thoughts. and thanks =)


(Anonymous) #20

I'm a little confused, did I say diabetes didn't define you?