Okay - this isn't genetics related - but couldn't find a suitable place to post this bit of news - hot off the press so to speak.
In various discussion groups that I belong to - we've often discussed what are some of the triggers that set off diabetes. Even today - doctors still can't pinpoint what causes it, they still scratch their heads. Could it be genetics? In my case my greatgrandmother who died at 85 was discovered to have diabetes - tho' it wasn't the cause of her death. Could it be the air (environment) we breath? I grew up during the 60's - 70's - who knows what all the stuff they used there did to the quality of the air around our globe. Even today, those that served in Vietnam seem to become diabetic.
So many questions abound in the mind - as to why, why, why?
In the article link below - it has been found in a study of the Great Lakes that pesticides in fish are a possible cause of diabetes (they say "suggested"). Many years ago the pesticide DDT was banned (35 years according to article). Over the years it appears that the DDT breaks down to DDE and quote -
"Among 471 adults, including 36 with diabetes, there was no link to the disease based on the amount of fish consumed or exposure to other pollutants. But the higher the concentration of DDE in the blood, the more likely they were to develop diabetes."
To read further (article is written in layman terms - so I had no problems comprehending it) - http://www.environmentalhealth...ronmental-contaminants