what is the chance to inherit diabetes?

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Created On: 01/14/2008 12:55 PM

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 06/26/2011 03:01 PM

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AllisonAWE

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Elena, here's an interesting article related to preventing the development of Type I diabetes in children. There is a theory that this specific autoimmune disease is caused in part by vitamin deficiency. This article examines a study relating Vitamin D to Type I diabetes. Check it out!

http://www.diabetes1.org/news/mainstory.cfm/64
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 03/09/2011 04:05 PM

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FatCatAnna

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Vdevur - for Type 2 diabetes - yes - in a nutshell you are right there. Though now with humans living longer, organs in our body do start to wear down, and the pancreas can sometimes start to act up.

Sadly, when it comes to Type 1 diabetes our pancreas just shuts down and dies due to your autoimmune system killing it off - we can't really say the same thing. The medical dudes around the world are still trying to figure out why Type 1 diabetes happens, but they same that "some" people may have a tendancy to develop diabetes. I think in my case, mine was triggered off by a childhood illness (chicken pox - but I can't recall if that happened before or after I became diabetic as a child - my memory banks there are foggy). Also there is a theory that a virus or something in the environment triggers it off. It's all quite a mystery. I am in contact with many parents of young children who have become Type 1 diabetic like myself, some from as young as 2 months old! That is something that has me scratching my head and wishing was part of a research team trying to figure out why so many more young children are becoming diabetic now. What is the key???


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Anna from Montreal, Canada
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Type 1 since 1967
Now using a nifty CGMS along with an insulin pump!!!

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 03/07/2011 02:07 PM

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vdevur

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If you keep your mind and body healthy, you can definately avoid diabetes. Regular exercise, healthy food and meditation (or something that keeps your mind fresh) would play a major role.


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 01/24/2008 11:41 AM

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Pastprovider

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Although you may have a family history of diabetes, it does not necessarily mean that you will absolutely develop it. The fact that you have diabetes in your family does make it more important however, to discuss a routine schedule of monitoring with your doctor.
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 01/14/2008 12:55 PM

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Elena_Ivanova

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Hi there,My grandma had diabetes and died 5 years ago. What is the probabilty chance that I might have diabetes in the future as well? What can be done now in order to prevent possible cirumstances of my "bad genes"? Thank you in advance
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