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Research: Causes and Prevention

Seven years ago, my son died from complications with initial onset of type 1 diabetes, and about 10 months prior to his diagnosis, he had an adenoidectomy for severely swollen glands, but the doctor did not remove the tonsils.Are there any statistics about the percentage of children with type 1 diabetes having this procedure done prior to onset?

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I am a pension Officer with the Vietnam Veterans Federation, and we have a male client, in his 70s, diagnosed in 43 years ago with type 2 diabetes. He saw active service 56 years ago, during World War II. Is it possible that the poor diet over a four month period combined with extreme physical activity and extreme stress could contribute to his condition?

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I have a two year old with type 1 diabetes, and I also have a three month old son who does not. I’ve read about studies that say the introduction of milk or wheat protein too early can possibly bring on diabetes. When is the best time to introduce these foods?

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Three days ago, my five year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and we are still lost and overwhelmed with all the information and very perplexed by five kids living within five miles having type 1 diabetes. I am learning that people may be born with a genetic predisposition to diabetes. If this is a predisposition, what is the catalyst for developing diabetes?

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Is there any anecdotal or scientific evidence that children who suffer from migraine-like episodes are more prone to type 1 or other insulin related disorders?

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My son has type 1 diabetes, and I am always learning new information about his disease. I recently read that type 1 is an autoimmune disease and that type 2 is not autoimmune. Does this mean that the cause of type 1 is different from that of type 2?

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I’ve read that a viral infection has sometimes been thought to be one of the causes of childhood diabetes. This three year old normal healthy boy was being treated for an ear infection about two months prior to his diagnosis. Is an ear infection considered a viral infection?

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I served several tours of duty in Vietnam, was doused with liquid Agent Orange in 1967, became ill, eventually was diagnosed several years later with type 1 diabetes, and my eight year daughter was also diagnosed with it. Could she have gotten it through me?

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Is it true that lactose intolerant babies have a higher risk of developing diabetes?

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My eight year old, who has diabetes, goes to school with five other children who have it. Kids are developing diabetes all the time — what is going on? Why are so many small children developing diabetes?

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