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Comment by Patricia on June 29, 2013 at 9:15pm

Notice no mention of "miracle"......hahahaha!!!!!!

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:06pm

Patricia, Thanks for you valuable information. It appears there are no certainties in diagnosis and treatment. We have to remain flexible. I am very glad your son grew out of his diabetes and is living a life without having to take shots. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:03pm

You might want to check out my discussion:

I do not honor people who stop thinking. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:01pm
I have a lovely young squirrel visiting my feeders, and it has no tail. I haven't seen "Notched tail" yet, nor "Fluffy tail".
Comment by Joan Denoo on June 29, 2013 at 9:00pm
Mindy, I apologize for not reading further into the article to realize it was about Diabetes II. I do hope breakthroughs come for Type I.
About anti-depressants, there are far too many unknowns to make any good judgments as a non-professional. We have to put our faith in medical experts, ask a lot of questions, talk to others, and go from there.
The great value of this kind of site is the ability to compare experiences, even as they may mislead. But then, so does medical opinion sometimes mislead. Sho knows? We have to do our homework.
Comment by Patricia on June 29, 2013 at 6:27pm

Whatever it was, he's fine now, & we were just grateful the insulin worked for him. He had stopped growing & gaining weight, & after 1 week of insulin, he gained 3 lbs, & grew an inch!!!!

Comment by booklover on June 29, 2013 at 6:09pm

Hi Patricia!  I would think your son was misdiagnosed because with Type 1 their bodies actually attack the insulin-producing cells and kill them.  The cells can't regenerate.  Maybe he had Type 2?  Hmmm.  No, the journalists are NOT responsible about differentiating. I have left so many messages on the local news' websites when they do stories, but no answer!

Glad you and Steph enjoyed the squirrel picture!  :)

Comment by Patricia on June 29, 2013 at 2:05pm

Melinda,

I read a lot on the diabetes types when my son was diagnosed at the age of 5. The stress on the difference between types 1 & 2 were very specific, & I'd think the journalists would check up on their facts!

Believe it or not, when my son hit puberty, he was no longer diabetic which made him one for the books!!!! I half wonder if he was mis-diagnosed, but we did all the urine tests every day, saw the dr. regularly & he thrived on the insulin. Hes now 44 years old. They figured something about puberty made his pancreas kick in & behave as it should....go figure.

Love the little squirrel....should try to get a photo of the one scampering on our back fence, but by the time I get the camera activated........

Comment by Steph S. on June 29, 2013 at 1:09pm

Melinda that squirrel is so cute  - I love it !!

Comment by booklover on June 29, 2013 at 9:04am

I just thought this squirrel, who looks like he's punching, was funny. :)

 

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