Wednesday, April 23, 2008

how ironic~

so we had to pick a research topic for my native american studies class.  i chose diabetes.  here's the hysterical catch:

i chose it before i got diagnosed.

how funny?  maybe my body knew deep down that it would be such an...interesting topic to research for this semester.
      talk about a pre-emptive strike.   

of course, it's type 2 that my research focuses on.   which gets me thinking,
 "why are so many people (in general) starting to get type 1 now?" 
it makes you wonder what the heck is going on in the environment and our food.  


Dessito said...

I don't know if I would call it "hysterical", but I had a similar premonitory moment... Over Christmas I was having some of my closest friends over to my apartment for a few days of cooking and eating some favorite traditional holiday meals and lots of long discussions on everything. One of my friends observed that I drink lots of water (which I have always done, by the way) and asked whether I am concerned about maybe having diabetes. I told him I had indeed thought about that and had gone for a trial exam two years in a row (in 2005 and 2006) where my results were perfect. So - I triumphantly declared - I was not worried... Fast forward 3 weeks from that conversation and after a slew of rapidly deteriorating symptoms (though no further increase in thirst or water consumption), I was diagnosed with Type 1 on January 11. I guess my mind did not receive whatever "clues" the body might have already been giving at the end of December. Good luck to you as an ever more newly diagnosed person! (Btw, if you are interested - as your post on Dr. Faustman suggests - in medical developments, you might want to check out I am a participant and it seems very promising to me too.)

Angela said...

have fun with your research topic! My little girl has type 1, we think that was linked to her gluten intollerance - so your comments about the environment & diet are apt, and as far as type 2 is concerned - fully justified.

Anonymous said...

I had something similar happen to me. I too am a type 1 diabetic. I am 16, I was diagnosed when I was 12 (in the 6th grade).

In the school I was in at the time we'd have to pick up 2 books from the bookmobile. Well, I just picked up any 2 books, never looked at them or anything.

A few days later I am diagnosed with diabetes and have to spend a week at the hospital (which wasn't bad). So, my dad brings me my bag so I could study and keep up with the class. I go searching in my bag for my science book and I see a book "Sugar was my best friend, diabetes and me". I asked my dad where did he get this book from. He says that all he did was bring my bag. I open the book and see the library's logo and thats when I remembered where I had gotten it from.

it was a good book for me at that age.