Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Poll - Because I'm a freak show

See below for instructions... When you're done here, please mosie over to Bernard's and answer his much more meaningful questions.


If you have diabetes or your child or loved one has diabetes, please tell me, in comment form, what type of diabetes you or they have and what color your or their eyes are. This is for science, people - the science of my curious head...

Thank you in advance.

49 comments:

Nicole P said...

Type 1 - Blueish, Greenish, Grayish. Not quite any one color, but light.

Maura said...

Type 1. Brown

Em said...

Type I.
Brown.

Scott K. Johnson said...

Type 1.
Blue.

Lili said...

Type 1, blue.

Paige said...

My daughter has type 1 and blue eyes.

julia said...

type 1, blue-ish grey.

Johnboy said...

Type 1. Brown.

Vivian said...

Type 1 - Brown

Molly said...

Type 1 - greenish

Jenn said...

Type 1 - Similar to Nicole P
more blue before type 1, more green after

but a mix of blue green and gray alway's

Shannon said...

Type 1 blue.

Sara said...

Type 1
Blue-ish gray

Kerri. said...

Type 1: Blue. But gray when I'm pissed off. :)

Nicole P said...

My data collection thus far has determined that our little group is kind of bizarre...

14 total answers, only 4 sets of brown eyes. Not the norm - the general populations is about 80% brown eyed from everything I've read - and only 1 in every 6 has blue eyes - as opposed to 8 true blue and one mostly blue for 9 total answers of 14 in our group. The only stat that meets the typical is green, with an answer of about 2 from our group in 14.

Thank you for satisfying my curiousity.

If you've not yet answered, please do.

in Search Of Balance said...

Type 1, greenish hazel.

Rachel said...

Me - type 2, brown rimmed with grey. (Same exact coloring, including the rim of grey, as my type 2 father.)

Greg - type 1, hazel.

jill. said...

type 1 - blue (but every other type 1 i have ever met in person has dark brown eyes and i thought i was onto something... i guess not ;))

asskeeper said...

type 1, blue

Bernard said...

Type 1. Irish blue.

Jonah said...

type 1- hazel/light brown
Note that people with access to the internet may be disproportionately White.

Nicole P said...

Jonah - I was also thinking about the fact that people with type 1 are primarily caucasian. But even in caucasian Americans, the most recent census data indicates that brown eyes are most common - it doesn't really seem to be the case in this little pool of folks... Not that I'm trying to determine much of anything... Nicole

bethany said...

type 1 - brown

mel said...

type 1 brown

Shannon said...

Scandinavians have a proportionately highest population of Type 1 diabetics compared to other countries.

Are they primarily blue eyed?

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Nicole I got your email and will answer as soon as I can. I have T1 and my eyes are grayish green.

Anonymous said...

my daughter, 11, has type 1 and blue eyes

Nicole P said...

Shannon - Wikipedia says that according to a 2002 study, blue-eye color is most common in countries around the Baltic Sea - including Sweden, Norway, and Finland - with 90% of the population having blue eyes in some of those countries. So the answer to your question is yes - now in the United States, I'm not sure if the predominance of blue eyes among Scandinavians holds true...

Gray eyes and green eyes are the most rare eye colors - that seems to be holding true in our group.

And - as we get more answers the number of brown eyed folks seems to be on the rise.

Randee said...

Type 1 - Brown

Adjoa said...

Type 1

Brown eyes

Shani said...

Type 1.
Brown

Nicole P said...

See... Even more brown...

Penny said...

Type 1. Brown.

MileMasterSarah said...

My mom is type 1 and her eyes are hazel.

I am a type 1 and my eyes are brown.

My daughter is a type 1. Her eyes are brown.

Kassie said...

T1 - Blue
T1 - Hazel
T2 - Brown
T1.5 - Brown

Nicole P said...

Kassie - That looks like some kind of funky code. Clearly, I am not going to find any real patterning here... But now I know what colors look good on some of you. :)

Felix Kasza said...

T1 - gray.

Tom said...

Type 1. Brown.
Type 2. Brown.
Type 2. Brown.
Type 2. Brown.

[Odd little family we have, eh?]

Nicole P said...

Results of my completely pointless research:

Type 1
Note: Eye colors are written using the primary color indicated by the poll participant (ie: my eyes are blueish first, therefore I am a blue)
Blue 14
Brown 13
Gray 1
Green 1
Hazel 5

I couldn't find any stats at all around hazel eyes. But the blue/brown thing in our group is probably explained by the fact that type 1 is most common among caucasians - and as Shannon pointed out VERY common among Scandinavians - 90% of whom, in many countries, are blue-eyed. Gray eyes and green eyes are the least common eye colors worldwide - that holds true in our group.

Type 2 – 6 Brown
I'm not sure what to make of this at all given the small # of type 2 answers...

Anyway... Thank you so much for satisfying my silly whim... You guys are the BEST. :)

Shannon said...

Nicole, I did a poll on a parents of Type 1 D kids message board once to see how many of the D kids had jaundice when they were born (the story behind why I did it is WAY too long to get into), but I thought maybe there was somekind of correlation. It was about 50/50.

My poll was pretty useless too, but I felt compelled to do it :)

PumpLover said...

Type1... Green with Brownish dots:)

Anonymous said...

Type 1 here, with green eyes.

Lindsey

Sasha said...

Type 1 - everything but one clear color. People say they're blue but to me they're greenish - grayish.

LORI said...

Type 1, blue/grey.

Just noticed Shannon's comment about Scandanavians and diabetes. I've never heard that before. I am of Scandanavian descent on both sides (Finland).

AmyT said...

Type 1, greenish hazel.

Does this have some meaning? I'm dying to know...

Hannah said...

type 1 and bluuuueee.

M said...

Type 1 with hazel eyes here.

JJ said...

My Dad and I are both type 2. He has light blue eyes and I have hazel eyes.

art-sweet said...

Type I. Blue Blue Blue