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Research: Causes and Prevention from 2001

  1. Am I still vulnerable to developing type 2 diabetes, or has my hormonal predisposition been alleviated by my surgery? (25 Dec 2001)
  2. Is there any relationship between my PCOS and my son's type 1 diabetes? (25 Dec 2001)
  3. What are other causes for type 2 diabetes to show up in a perfectly healthy 17 year old girl? (20 Dec 2001)
  4. My four year old daughter tested negative for islet cell antibodies. What is the predictive value of this test for the future onset of type 1 diabetes? (16 Dec 2001)
  5. I heard of a vaccine for type 1 diabetes being given in Switzerland. Do you know anything more about this new vaccine? (5 Dec 2001)
  6. Should antibody testing be repeated at intervals? If so, how often? (28 Nov 2001)
  7. My mother claims she read an article published by a major research institute that says diabetes may be caused by environmental factors such as pollution. (25 Nov 2001)
  8. I'm interested in learning more about the specific constituents of cow's milk. Why does soy milk have as much risk as dairy products? (24 Nov 2001)
  9. Can my son get diabetes as a result of ingesting too much sugar? (23 Nov 2001)
  10. Is there any way to stop the destruction of my beta cells while I still have some of them? (19 Nov 2001)
  11. Can a blow to the head trigger diabetes? (17 Nov 2001)
  12. Since this is an autoimmune disease, why can't any of the medications used for HIV or AIDS been used to protect the pancreas? (15 Nov 2001)
  13. What causes a two and a half year old child to get type 1 diabetes? (14 Nov 2001)
  14. Should I be giving my son Vitamin D supplements due to his increased risk for type 1 diabetes? (12 Nov 2001)
  15. The incidence of juvenile diabetes and milk consumption are highest in Finland which made me begin to think about iron deficiency as being a part of the problem. (28 Oct 2001)
  16. My 30 year old husband has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and since there is absolutely no family history, how did he get it? (25 Oct 2001)
  17. What do you know about candida and diabetes? (20 Oct 2001)
  18. Can exercise alone delay the onset of type 2 diabetes? (16 Oct 2001)
  19. What is known about anti-insulin antibodies? Is there anything that can be done about this? Is there any way to know if my daughter's pancreas is still working? (13 Oct 2001)
  20. Have you ever heard of meningitis which triggers type 1 diabetes? (28 Sep 2001)
  21. Are there any statistics or results published on the percentage of those who tested positive for the genetic marker or trigger for diabetes and have actually developed diabetes? (24 Sep 2001)
  22. What information do you have on cow's milk being related to the onset of juvenile diabetes? (22 Sep 2001)
  23. Two doctors have told my friend that diabetes can be brought on by trauma. Is this true? (13 Sep 2001)
  24. Has there ever been any correlation to sleeplessness and blood sugar levels? (1 Sep 2001)
  25. I have read that there is no clear connection between cow's milk and type 1, but I am worried. (30 Aug 2001)
  26. I have high blood sugar and sleep apnea. Can either of these cause or have anything to do with diabetes? (23 Aug 2001)
  27. I heard that a child will get diabetes if the mother contracted German measles when she was pregnant. Is this so? (22 Aug 2001)
  28. Could her mother's scleroderma, which is a autoimmune disease, be the cause of diabetes? (22 Aug 2001)
  29. Could steroids have caused me to develop diabetes? (21 Aug 2001)
  30. I went through an egg donation program. Have you heard of any situations im which where this can cause blood sugar problems? (15 Aug 2001)
  31. Has there been any research done on the link (if any) between the onset of diabetes and flu vaccinations? (31 Jul 2001)
  32. Could the concussion have caused this by injury to the brain? (30 Jul 2001)
  33. My doctor told me that it is bad to take insulin if you don't need it. If this is so, why do they have people in diabetes studies take insulin? (27 Jul 2001)
  34. Is the order in which immunizations are received being studied as a trigger for type 1 diabetes? (24 Jul 2001)
  35. Is there any truth to the statement that "Drinking tea will cause diabetes"? (4 Jul 2001)
  36. How likely is it, or how difficult to determine, that my daughter's diabetes was caused by possible damage to her pancreas during this accident? (2 Jul 2001)
  37. Does my son have diabetes? Can pesticides cause temporary diabetes? (27 Jun 2001)
  38. What measures should I take for myself and my children to ward off diabetes? (27 Jun 2001)
  39. It sounds like you are saying that Nutramigen may protect babies from getting the children's diabetes. (20 Jun 2001)
  40. My father had type 1 diabetes and died of complications at the age of 33. How often should I have my children tested? (19 Jun 2001)
  41. My son's father has type 1 diabetes, and I would like to know what information is currently available to help prevent my son from developing diabetes. (18 Jun 2001)
  42. If I start taking low doses of insulin now, would that stave off the development of the disease? (15 Jun 2001)
  43. My six year old, who has just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, has been "sick" her entire life. Could all this be related to the diagnosis of diabetes? (13 Jun 2001)
  44. Our six year old tested positive for antibodies, but his sugars are still okay. What is known about the predictive value of this test? (4 Jun 2001)
  45. Is there any way I can keep my kids from inheriting the disease, or, at least, delay it? (30 May 2001)
  46. I read a study which said that antidepressants are suspected of causing suppression of insulin. Have you heard of this? (28 May 2001)
  47. Is there a relationship between alcoholism and the development of diabetes? (28 May 2001)
  48. A family member is very worried about her infant daughter developing type 1 diabetes. (27 May 2001)
  49. I eat about 60 grams of sugar a day, I am Hispanic, and no one in my family has diabetes. Can I get diabetes because of high sugar consumption? (24 May 2001)
  50. Would the immune response to cow's milk be different once a child is past infancy? (21 May 2001)
  51. I am interested in information regarding dietary strategies for preventing type 1 diabetes in son, whose father has the disease. (21 May 2001)
  52. Is there a correlation between high birth weight and developing type 1 diabetes? What are the benefits of having our daughters genetically tested? (10 May 2001)
  53. Would you recommend that siblings of children with diabetes be put on soy milk rather than cows' milk? (2 May 2001)
  54. Have results been published from the TRIGR trial regarding the relationship between cow's milk and the development of type 1 diabetes? (2 May 2001)
  55. Since I had very high numbers on my GTT, will these high numbers result n earlier type 2 diabetes later? (29 Apr 2001)
  56. Both my parents have type 2 diabetes. What are my chances? Is there anything that I can do to help prevent the onset of the disease? (26 Apr 2001)
  57. I recently got put on NPH and Regular twice a day, because my doctor is trying to see if taking insulin will possibly prevent type 2 diabetes in me. (23 Apr 2001)
  58. Are there any data regarding how to prevent type 2 diabetes in families at risk? (19 Apr 2001)
  59. Is there any evidence that an overdose of growth hormone can cause diabetes? (13 Apr 2001)
  60. Should I stop drinking cow's milk and just take calcium supplements instead? (13 Apr 2001)
  61. In a healthy person, could epidural steroid injections cause diabetes? Not prolonged use, just one or two injections. (27 Mar 2001)
  62. Being 18 and having no family history of the disease, could my diabetes have been caused by anything the Army had subjected me to? (26 Mar 2001)
  63. A girl in my son's preschool class and the 18 month old son of the teacher have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Could the cause be a virus? (11 Mar 2001)
  64. If we decided to have more children, Is there any test to predict if that child would develop diabetes? (10 Mar 2001)
  65. My 11 year old was recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Is there any chance it was caused by a thyroid problem instead of a pancreatic deficiency? (7 Mar 2001)
  66. I read somewhere that the rotovirus could lead to the onset of diabetes. Any truth to this? (6 Mar 2001)
  67. I heard on the news that type 1 diabetes may be able to be prevented in siblings of kids who have diabetes by taking some kind of low dose insulin pill. (6 Mar 2001)
  68. Can diabetes cause pancreatic cancer? Can pancreatic cancer cause diabetes? (28 Feb 2001)
  69. Could my son's diabetes have been caused by the viral infection he had with the tonsillitis? (21 Feb 2001)
  70. Can prednisone bring on diabetes in someone who could be incubating it but has not presented with the disease? (20 Feb 2001)
  71. What is the likelihood of my child having diabetes as an adult if she was having diabetic fetopathy as a newborn? (19 Feb 2001)
  72. Why isn't there a requirement that all children have periodic tests for diabetes? (19 Feb 2001)
  73. Should I avoid giving my daughter chocolate milk, puddings? I was told by some people that this will bring out the gene producing diabetes. (18 Feb 2001)
  74. Is there any research to say that my four year old son could develop diabetes? (16 Feb 2001)
  75. From the time my five year old started eating regular food, she just ate carbohydrates. Can this have caused the type 1 diabetes? (9 Feb 2001)
  76. What is the difference between nicotinamide and niacinamide? (7 Feb 2001)
  77. Is there any information on children who develop type 1 diabetes in the same neighborhood and small town with in two years of each other? (1 Feb 2001)
  78. Is there an environmental link between certain chemicals (toxic) and developing diabetes? (31 Jan 2001)
  79. Is it possible to have contracted diabetes due to vaccines given to me while on active duty in the US Navy? (23 Jan 2001)
  80. Is it true that lactose intolerant babies have a higher risk of developing diabetes? (23 Jan 2001)
  81. My brother has type 1 diabetes and I am wondering if this, along with giving my daughter formula, has increased her chances of developing the disease. (20 Jan 2001)
  82. Is it true that drinking soy milk over a long time may causes diabetes? (17 Jan 2001)
  83. Is diabetes triggered by blood glucose alone, or is it also due to tension? Does it produce incontinence of urine and anosmia? (14 Jan 2001)
  84. Can a physical trauma to a two and one-year old boy "set off" his diabetes? (10 Jan 2001)
  85. I've read that a viral infection has sometimes been thought to be one of the causes of childhood diabetes. Is an ear infection considered a viral infection? (9 Jan 2001)
  86. Is it possible to give yourself diabetes if insulin is injected when it is not needed? (6 Jan 2001)
  87. Concerning the onset of diabetes in children -- what would the insult be? (5 Jan 2001)

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