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Research: Causes and Prevention

From the time my five year old started eating regular food, she just ate carbohydrates. Can this have caused the type 1 diabetes?

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My 13 year old daughter, just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes had no symptoms but was sick suddenly, and we discovered the diabetes. This was a shock since I had her screened last year and her urine test was negative. I have a 16 year old son who has no symptoms presently, and I am a nervous wreck. Is there any way I can screen him?

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I have a four year son with type 1 diabetes and two daughters who do not have diabetes. Understandably, I am concerned about the increased genetic risk they carry for type 1 diabetes. What do you think of giving my daughters niacinamide supplements?

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My son was diagnosed at the young age of 15 months. My husband has type 1 and his great uncle had type 1 as well. What are the chances that our next child will get the disease?

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At the time I was diagnosed with diabetes (about eight months ago, I was taking fish oil. I saw a nationally known doctor on TV who researches women’s heart disease and stated that taking fish oil capsules every day would reduce your chances of heart disease by over 50%. However, my endocrinologist told me to stop taking it. Is fish oil harmful to a person with diabetes?

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Everyone in my family, except me, has/had diabetes, and my second child weighed 10 pounds. Blood sugars at home and in the doctor’s office testing, occasionally showed very high levels, but lab testing always was consistently low. A new neurologist suggests that I may have had diabetes for up to 30 years. Is it possible that diabetic neuropathy has caused this?

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Is it possible that my son’s diagnosis with type 1 at age six is related to the AIDS preventive therapy he took at age two?

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Is there any relationship between Rhogam shots given to a mother with a negative blood type and their child’s type 1 diabetes? Is there a relationship between vaccinations and type 1?

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I’ve had type 1 for four years and am worried about my younger sister developing it. How much would vitamin D help prevent her from developing diabetes?

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Type 2 runs in my family. I am thin and exercise quite a bit, but still have pre-diabetes. If I continue to exercise, will I be able to avoid getting full blown diabetes? Is my son’s type 1, diagnosed two years ago, related to our familial history of type 2?

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