Thursday, October 23, 2014

Who Gets Diabetes?

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Type 1 diabetes can occur between infancy and the late 30s, however, typically onset is during childhood or adolescence.  Genetic factors, obesity, and illness in early infancy are all risk factors, as well as other immune system abnormalities.

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Usually, when you hear of a person getting diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes you think of a child under the age of 10. Well, that's what I always thought. Boy, was I wrong.   On November 25, 2000 I was diagnosed, Yes, with Type 1 diabetes. I clearly was not a child (although my mom may fight you on that), I was a 25 year old woman. Working a…

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, posted Neonatal Diabetes Revisited It has been three years since I addressed Permanent Neonatal diabetes, a relatively recent…

12/09/13

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, commented on Type 1 Diabetes Epidemiology Revisited Thanks so much for your input! DrC

08/13/13

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, posted Diabetes Diagnosis: Age Specific… As I teach my medical students and residents on hospital rounds and in the…

09/28/11

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Dr. Fran Cogen, Health Pro, posted Risk of Development of Type 1 Diabetes… I have written in the past about the predictive value of knowing that…

08/03/11

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