Thursday, 15 November 2012

Sew and so

Just to let you know that is having a competition where you can win your order if it's over £20.  In other words it would be free.  Here's the link Sew and So facebook page.

Thank you for the positive comments on yesterdays post and for sharing your experiences.  It is a hard time of year for us as Rachael was diagnosed on the 22nd November so it is coming up to her 7th anniversary.  Jo was quite right yesterday. Asking if there is a family history is not necessarily a silly/stupid question.  There is a genetic link.  If you have a parent with type 1 there is between 1 in 100 to 1 in 10 chance of getting it.  This depends on who has it and apparently how old they were when it developed.  There is a higher risk if it is the father who has it than the mother.  Siblings are about 1 in 10 too.  There is also thought to be an environmental factor at work to though and 26 research studies currently point to the possibility of  it being an enterovirus as it has been found that children with diabetes are up to 10 times more likely to have had this than children without diabetes.

My comment about assuming there is a family history in our family is due to the fact that I am overweight, a lot overweight and prejudice seems to be that people assume that Rachael has diabetes because of this and that Colin and I therefore must also have diabetes.

Please accept my apologies for any offence caused by that comment.  None was intended but it is an amazingly common perception.

Stitching has been good this week.  Part 5 of ATW has been done.  I have chosen something for Nicola's giveaway win which I really hope she will love.  I'm NOT going to share it here yet though!!!!  I am working on a RR too and a Christmas ornie for an exchange.

I am having horrible problems with the camera and can't get any photos to upload to the computer.  I think it may be a dodgy connection with the USB lead.  I know there is another one in Rachael's room but I don't want to disturb her by going looking for it.

Luke had his parents evening tonight and it was wonderful.  Almost every teacher used the word fantastic about him and the 'negative' comments if you could call them that were that he needs to speak up a bit more in class and needs to believe in himself more.  We have always told him that he is bright and brainy but he doesn't believe us.  Hopefully he will believe it now lots of other people have told him. to's time for Question Time!!!


Nicola said...

I am so excited to see what you have chosen.

Thank you for sharing the tip about sewandso. Did you see the 5% off voucher they have if you sign up for their newsletter.

Mii Stitch said...

Thanks for sharing the Sewandso news!!! Always a pleasure to read your posts, Mii x

stitcheranon said...

It drives me nuts when people try to make you responsible for an illness when that is not the case. Every single time I went to a and e with my chemotherapy when I lost all immunity, they would ask me if I smoked. There is no link at all scientifically proven which says smoking causes breast cancer. I grew up in the 70s when everyone around us smoked. Teachers even smoked in the playground on playground duty: I dont smoke and I did nothing to make me get breast cancer but still..that accusatory tone! So you carry sweety and hopefully your comments will change a few opinions. There is a huge difference between type one and type two diabetes and research thankfully is ongoing!

Melinda said...

Your post was so heartfelt. Thank you again for sharing.

Congrats on Luke, nice to have others notice he's awesome.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I quite agree with Stitcheranon! It's why awareness days/weeks are so important.

Speaking of intrusive questions - just received another form to fill in for the small boy, this one wants to know if hubby and I had problems making friends at school and whether we did higher education etc among the list of 90,000,000 other things!!

I also get cross when I'm trying to find genetic links and reasons and get told "not to blame myself". I'm not, I'm just interested in the psychology of it all!

Glad Luke is an angel too, it's great when they have so much positive to say about your children. You know they're amazing but it's nice to have it recognised.

SoCal Debbie said...

I also had a problem with my camera. I thought it was the USB cord to the computer or maybe the connection on the camera itself. I ended up buying a card reader and plugging that into the computer. I take the memory card out of the camera and pop it into the card reader to get my photos onto the computer that way instead!