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Your Thoughts On The Cause, Of Type 1 Diabetes

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Dixon1995, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I was fascinated by it, I will get the book out and read again. It would seem there were 2 types of diabetes then, but not as we know it know it today. Type two happened in mainly older people and Type 1's withered away and died :(
     
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    Concordjan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting reading.
    I do believe my type 2 was brought on by trauma. I do have an uncle with it but he was almost 70 before he did. Also have/had 8 other aunts and uncles that didn’t. I was 50 and never overweight. Perhaps enough trauma to cause my pancreas to partially fail?
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Scott,many thanks for that, I will get hold of both. I love that paragraph too! Dunno about the drinking bit though!
     
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    Shinealight Type 1 · Member

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    My daughter's diabetes appeared at 3 and a half triggered by flu. Although I believe stress was a major factor. She and her (fraternal) twin sister started nursery school 3 months earlier and while her twin ajusted no problem she struggled enormously with the transition.
     
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    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Whilst doing a STILE Course (the Shropshire equivalent of DAFNE), a lady there who had been Type 1 for the best part of 60 years, reckons it was fright. In the village where she had lived as a child, an old tramp used to go round scaring the children. After she had been frightened by him she was diagnosed with diabetes. The rest of the course participants just fell silent, but this lady had spent virtually the whole of her life believing this!
     
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    jamesfitz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I strongly believe in the correlation between a lack of vitamin d and type 1 diabetes. I suffered from chronic mental health issues for circa 20 years and barely left the house. My vitamin d levels must have been at rock bottom.
     
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