So I have been dying to put together a questionaire about the items that I constantly question.. and totally informally want to know if there is a common thread.
So I am going to put a few of my crazy thoughts out there, and let me know if you have common threads. All of these questions are pre-diagnosis: (total random order and random thoughts)
1. Did you child have some form of spots (chicken pox virus) even if they were vaccinated?
2. Did your child seem to have frequently gotten the 'bug' that was going around, but it tended to last a bit longer for them then the other children?
3. (Laugh out loud on this one) Did you always wash their grapes and other fruit before feeding them?
4. Did they drink a lot of milk?
4a. If yes, was it always organic or hormone free?
5. Was your child a vegetarian or not? (if for some of their life - please note)
6. Did they eat a lot if processed foods?
7. Did they eat a lot of Peanut butter?
7a. If yes, was it regular or natural peanut butter?
8. Was the buik of their beverages water, fruit juices or just milk?
9. Did your child get sweaty at night when they were sleeping regardless of temp or season?
10. Does one or both ear(s) turns red for no apparent reason?
11. Did you child get ear infections?
11a.Were they on antibiotics more than once for ear infections
12. Where they ever put on an inhaler for a cough? or asthma?
13. Were you a brand loyal customer and so your child has the same brand of foods for years?
(eg. Krustez pancake batter mix, heinz ketchup, Hidden valley ranch dressing)
14. Was your child orally fixated from a young age, constantly putting things in their mouth?
Even chewing on thier shirt sleeves, or collars of jackets and zippers.
15. Were either parent a negative blood type or 'O' Type blood, and required an injection of RHogam while pregnant?
16. What brand of babyfood did you use? was it always the same? what about when your baby started eating yogurt? (yobaby? or regular yogurt?)
I know, researchers are falling off thier chairs laughing at me right now, but you probably think the same things too from time to time. (Like laughing at me, or wondering about each and every action you took leading up to diagnosis day that triggered the diabetes)
Thanks so much, and I may post more in the future, and I would love to hear if you have any thoughts or ideas of common threads to their diabetes.
I look forward to your posts or emails in response.