Sunday, April 3, 2011


Today’s prompt is simple: write a health question and answer it. Your question can be a real, genuine one about your condition or you can make it a strange, humorous, or satirical health question. Once you’ve asked the question – answer it however you want to.

My Question: What caused your 4 year old to get Diabetes? He MUST have eaten A LOT of sugar! That is why I am not feeding ANY sugar to MY kid.

Funny/Sarcastic Answer: Yep, he definitely got it because I fed him A TON of sugar. He had cereal covered in sugar every morning, candy for snacks, ice cream for lunch, more candy for snacks, and pasta covered in syrup for dinner. Every day. That is exactly why he was diagnosed at the age of 18 months. I also made sure to only let him drink sugared soda and juice each day. It all caught up to him and he was just bound to get it. Oh, and I bottle fed him as a baby. He was born on a Thursday, that contributed to the diagnosis as well. I had an epidural and he was circumcised. as a baby. So, as long as you don't do ANY of those things, you have nothing to worry about!

REAL Answer: T1 Diabetes is an Autoimmune disease and there are currently NO known causes. It has been said that some people are born with the antibodies for the disease and then there is an environmental trigger that makes the body stop producing insulin. This trigger can be different for every person with T1 Diabetes and it can be triggered at any age. T1 Diabetes is NOT caused from eating too much sugar.

*Disclaimer: I am a mom of a T1 Diabetic child. I am NOT a doctor. I just play one in real life. Please do not take anything in this post or any other post on this blog as medical advice. If you have questions or concerns of your own, please seek advice from your doctor.*


Reyna said...

Gotta love the "that is why we don't feed little Nancy sugar...we don't want her to get it..." UGH.

Jules said...

OMg thanks for the laugh. hahaha, bottle fed AND born on a thursday!

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