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From Cookeville, Tennessee, USA:

I am 19 now, have had type 1 diabetes for four years, and I'm trying to find the cause because I don't have any family history. I was put on Ritalin when I was in the third grade and didn't quit taking it until I started high school. In the summer after my freshman year (off Ritalin for one year) I was diagnosed with diabetes. Is there any connection between these.taking Ritalin and developing diabetes?


There is no connection between using Ritalin and getting type 1 diabetes.


Original posting 14 Jul 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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