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Old 07-11-2012, 15:43   #1
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I have two boys who were diagnosed diabetic type 1 in the space of three months this year. The first 19 years old, received his diagnosis in November 2011. The second, 15 years old, received his diagnosis in January 2012. I took the time to write you because I doubt that heredity is the main cause... I try to understand what could’ve happened because of their different age and they were diagnosed in a short period of time .... I have a new house and i wonder about the quality of water (we live in a city), air, food .....

Physically, the first one has to Watch himself not to gain weight and the second is skinny. Do you know some other cases where several children ( in the same family ) have been diagnose in a short laps of time ?

Thank you to refer me to these.


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Old 07-11-2012, 16:22   #2
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Type 1 is an autoimmune disease and diet should not come into play. Type 1 happens when your pancreas comes under an autoimmune attack. Now there is another type of Diabetes which is neither Type 1 or Type 2. It is called MODY diabetes. It has a genetic component. You could ask your doctor to test for the genetic abnormality. MODY diabetes , depending on what genetic version you have may be treated differently than Type 1 or Type 2.

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low carb organic diet
3 T of Coconut Oil daily
moderate exercise- mostly walking 3-5 miles, tennis - 4 hours per week, weight training, hiking on weekends and vacations 7-10 miles

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Old 07-12-2012, 10:32   #3
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Has there been any other diabetics in the family before? You seem very sure it cannot be genetic, whilst two brothers sounds like it's more likely.

It could be a genetic component with an environmental trigger (although I have no idea what) or could it simply be after the first son was diagnosed everyone was much more aware of what to look for?

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Old 07-12-2012, 16:46   #4
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Welcome to our community. I belong to many diabetes groups on Facebook. There are two ladies there, each of whom have three children with type 1. One of then is named Donna, and she lives in Atlanta. I cannot remember her last name at the moment. Do you have a Facebook account? If so, look me up: Richard Vaughn. If we become Facebook friends I can direct you to this lady. Donna has four sons. The oldest does not have diabetes, but the three younger sons have type 1.


I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
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