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From Virginia, USA:

Is there a higher rate of Type 1 diabetes developing in the off-spring of a family with a known history of alcoholism? Several people have told me of circumstances where their daughter or son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and that their father, mother, or grandparents were alcoholics.


The incidence of Type 1A or autoimmune diabetes is not increased in the families of alcoholics.


Original posting 16 Sep 1999
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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