Scarlet's post asking if anyone else was diagnosed shortly after the hpv shot got me wondering about what vast life situations others may have been going through at their time of diagnosis and if others believe that their situations had affected the timing of their diagnosis.
My friends mother was diagnosed at 52, and he blames her diagnosis on his brother because the brother ran away for a week and his mom was stressed because she thought he was dead. When the brother returned home, the mother was diagnosed.
I blame my teenage drug use for triggering it, when I was diagnosed I remember the worst part about being in the hospital was withdrawing in their wretched beds.
Some researchers believe that type 1 diabetes is genetic and its onset can be triggered by environmental factors.
There probably isn't any correlation between our life situations and diabetes (fate always gets ya in the end), but disregarding that, if you could blame something, what do you 'blame'?