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In the first major national analysis of diabetes trends among American youth, researchers Saturday reported an alarming 23% rise in type 1 diabetes incidence over an eight-year period ending in 2009.
The surprising increase, being reported at a meeting of the American Diabetes Association, comes amid similar growth of type 2 diabetes in children. But unlike type 2, which is linked to the high prevalence of obesity in youth, researchers have no explanation for why the autoimmune form of the disease is growing at such a clip.
Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes for Health, the study used data from 20,000 children and youth under 20 at multiple hospitals and health centers in five states. The researchers found that the incidence of type 2 diabetes over that period increased 21%......[continued]
Diabetes mellitus type 1 (Type 1 diabetes, T1DM, IDDM, or, formerly, juvenile diabetes) is a form of diabetes mellitus that results from autoimmune destruction of insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. The subsequent lack of insulin leads to increased blood and urine glucose. The classical symptoms are polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst), polyphagia (increased hunger), and weight loss.
Incidence varies from eight to 17 per 100,000 in Northern Europe and the U.S., with a high of about 35 per 100,000 in Scandinavia, to a low of one per 100,000 in Japan and China.
Eventually, type 1 diabetes is fatal unless treated with insulin. Injection is the most common method of administering insulin; other methods are insulin pumps and inhaled insulin. Pancreatic transplants have been used. Pancreatic islet cell transplantation is experimental, though growing.
Most people who develop type 1 are otherwise healthy. Although the cause of type 1 diabetes is still not fully understood, it is believed to be of immunological origin.
Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
Try not to confuse Type 1 diabetes with Type 2. The latter is a chronic, progressive disease caused by poor dietary/lifestyle choices. The former is an auto-immune disease that, in most cases, happens independently of dietary/lifestyle influences.
Originally posted by DevolutionEvolvd
reply to post by unityemissions
Mind the "In most cases" that was purposefully placed there for a reason. It's quite possible--and is likely probable--that the spike could be attributed to predispositions that manifest as a result of parental lifestyle/dietary choices.
Eating the wrong foods will indeed lead to type 2 diabetes for an individual; however, it could mean type 1 diabetes that individual's child.
A very real example of this is when a pregnant woman over consumes carbohydrates and/or sugar, the baby is born with a tendency to fatten easily, crave carbohydrates and become hyperglycemic (and this most likely explains the rise in prevalence of childhood obesity and diabetes).
Originally posted by TZela
If vaccines were the actual cause of Type I diabetes or autism then we would not find unvaccinated people with either of these conditions, and that is not the case.
Peretti travels to America to investigate the story of High Fructose Corn Syrup. The sweetener was championed in the US in the 1970s by Richard Nixon’s Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz to make use of the excess corn grown by farmers. Cheaper and sweeter than sugar, it soon found its way into almost all processed foods and soft drinks. HFCS is not only sweeter than sugar, it also interferes with Leptin, the hormone that controls appetite, so once you start eating or drinking it, you don’t know when to stop.
Meanwhile, in 1970s Britain, food manufacturers used advertising campaigns to promote the idea of snacking between meals. Outside the home, fast food chains offered clean, bright premises with tempting burgers cooked and served with a very un-British zeal and efficiency. Twenty years after the arrival of McDonalds, the number of fast food outlets in Britain had quadrupled.
Originally posted by unityemissions
If this were true, how do you explain the studies findings?
Originally posted by xuenchen
is it possible that type 1 diabetes could be hereditary ?