“Thanks for providing the additional reference. The auto-immune connection to Type 1diabetes was established in the 70's. The exact cause is now known. I like to keep an eye on some of the well-know clinics for up-to-date info (Joslin, UCSF, DRI). Type 2 has a strong hereditary factor. Type 1 has a very mild 2-5% hereditary factor.”
“Juvenile Diabetes has nothing at all to do with dietary eating habits.
I am a big fan of Michelle's program. Let be sure that in our enthusiasm, we do our research -- and avoid unintentionally hurtful language.”
lafouhuff on Mar 7, 2011 at 14:35:03
“I thought that juvenile diabetes was hereditary and Type II from diet.”
FloridaJewel on Mar 1, 2011 at 21:00:10
“I'm a HUGE fan of our beautiful First Lady and her wonderful program.
Thanks for your comments!
Please allow me to share the following:
Causes of Diabetes in Children
The exact causes of diabetes in children, or juvenile diabetes are not known properly, though its development is thought to be influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.
Type 1 diabetes, which is more prevalent in children is caused by shortage of insulin in the body. But, what exactly causes such a shortage is not known. Generally, it is presumed that type 1 diabetes can be an autoimmune disorder, where the immune system attacks the insulin producing cells of the pancreas.
Some children can have a genetic predisposition to develop such a condition, especially when exposed to certain environmental factors like, virus and low level of vitamin D.
Additionally, a family history of diabetes, bad diet and a sedentary lifestyle can too put a child at an increased risk for developing diabetes