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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.
Right...got to go...it's time for Question Time!!!