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  1. Melitta
    Melitta June 28, 2012 at 12:23 pm | | Reply

    Excellent post. I have observed, amongst Type 1 men and women, that women are far more likely to use insulin pumps and do better self care, just as WilD says. Very unfortunate.

    I do have to disagree with the stat that there is a 6% chance a man will pass Type 1 along to his offspring–it’s actually way higher than that, probably at least double. The reason? Adult-onset Type 1s (both rapid onset and LADA) are usually misdiagnosed as Type 2 and are included in the Type 2 stats. In a recent study presented at the AACE conference that looked at misdiagnosed Type 1s, 16% had a relative with Type 1.

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    gold account July 4, 2012 at 2:27 am | | Reply

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    Diabetic Survival Kit July 4, 2012 at 5:37 am | | Reply

    Both men and women need to think of themselves as people with Diabetes rather than being ” a Diabetic”. They need to balance a number of dimensions in their lives including health, money/finance, career, education in general as well as Diabetes, Community, Spiritual needs, and relationships. When out of balance, people struggle to achieve or try to achieve all of their dreams, goals, and aspirations. In my experience as an endocrinologist, men are more prone to being out of balance and weighing career, and money/finance to high and health too low. They also have more difficulty asking for help.

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