Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
April 15, 2003
Research: Causes and Prevention
Question from Volga, South Dakota, USA:
I was just reading the article Common Class of Viruses Implicated as Cause of Type 1 Diabetes which was to linked from CWD. In the article, it states,"Possible triggers that have received a lot of attention include the nitrosamines used as a food preservative and a protein in cow's milk." I found this article to be quite interesting as my son was diagnosed with an intolerance to cow's milk protein about a year prior to the onset of diabetes. Do you think there's any correlation between the two? Could this information be useful in a study?
The early exposure to cow’s milk story began some years ago in Finland where the incidence of Autoimmune Diabetes is a little over twice what it is in the U.S. Later studies were mixed, and for a time, it was thought that the risk was conferred by a specific variant of a milk protein called beta casein which was present only in certain herds.
Nitrosamines present as food preservatives or in ground water as a result of nitrate fertilisation likewise were briefly considered as environmental triggers of this form of diabetes because of their potential to cause oxidative stress. However, a very large and currently active study called DAISY has so far failed to confirm either of these proposals.