No known history of diabetes in my family, but my son developed Type 1 when he was 16. Athlete, very healthy, played in the dirt when he was little. He did have his mother’s allergies though. He was very allergic to dogs, cats and horses.
The reasons for the sharp increase remain a medical mystery...
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Antoine Béchamp seems to have been more correct than Louis Pasteur.
With all this talk about diet on this thread, folks need to remember the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.
Type 2 is generally caused by an overload to the system. Your body is pumping out so much insulin to counteract sugar that it becomes tolerant. The pills that Type2’s take are to reduce that tolerance. When that doesn’t work, they have to resort to insulin shots. Most Type2’s got the problem due to diet, weight, old age (many times all 3).
Type 1, which is what I have had for over a decade and was described in the article, doesn’t have much at all to do with diet. As the article mentions, we really don’t know at all what triggers it. All we do know is that most who have it, also have relatives who have it so there probably is a genetic factor involved. The triggers are anyone’s guess. The closest guess for myself when I got it was likely high stress levels. I got it my senior year of college.