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.
Interesting theory. I was diagnosed Type 1 at 39. Not overweight; not a great diet, but not terrible; not in great shape, but not horrible. History of Type 2 in the family, but not Type 1. But, it was during our busiest season at work. Of course, I had been losing weight for a month and a half, which dates the onset towards the very first of our busy time, but stress could still have been involved with me, too.