Approximately 8 - 10 years ago I took note that between 1954 to early 1970’s there were 8 children diagnosed with T1 within 1.5 blocks of where I lived. I didnt have the means to go beyond those I knew in looking for other children dx with T1.
Firstly know that T1 began with me on both sides of my family.* I grew up in a small town east of Hbg.PA… Here’s my record of diagnoses.
#1 is a male 2 yrs older than me; was dx 1954; lived 2 houses away.
#2 was me, 1956; age 4.5.
#3 is #1’s younger brother, 1958,;
#4 was a boy a year older than me; lived 1/2 block up the street exact year of dx unknown; (may be deceased).
#5 is my sister, 10 yr younger, than me 1965;
#6 was my sister’s playmate (deceased) of same age dx a few years after her; She lived in house behind us.
#7 was a teenage girl dx in mid 60s; she lived 1.5 blocks from me next to good friends of mine.
#8 a boy across the street from me in early 70’s. His older sister played with my youngest sister
I found this a bit unusual but perhaps it’s not. It is a broad time span. I had already written to the CDC & Johns Hopkins University with no replies. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
*Proliferation of T1 in family after my dx is another story.