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Research: Causes and Prevention from 2002

  1. Are there any scientifically established causal factors of diabetes? (31 Dec 2002)
  2. Why are so many small children developing diabetes? (30 Dec 2002)
  3. Could have done something to prevent this or ward off my daughter's diabetes? (9 Dec 2002)
  4. You mentioned that there is research on the protective role of intestinal threadworms. Could you elaborate? (5 Dec 2002)
  5. Where can I find additional information/findings on patients taking Accutane developing diabetes? (5 Dec 2002)
  6. Do you think the ENT doctor should have told me about the possibility of developing diabetes from taking prednisone? (3 Dec 2002)
  7. Would stopping vitamins and iron drops have anything to do with my son getting diabetes? (25 Nov 2002)
  8. Why are all of these kids getting type 1 diabetes? I think someone needs to do a study to find out the true numbers. (23 Nov 2002)
  9. I read about research that was conducted which indicated a higher incidence of type 1 diabetes in homes using well water. (18 Nov 2002)
  10. Does eating sugar increase the risk of diabetes? (17 Nov 2002)
  11. Is it possible, if I did nurse her, that there was still enough prednisone in my body to cause my three year old daughter's diabetes? (11 Nov 2002)
  12. Does no honeymoon period make diabetes worse? Could we have done something to avoid the onset of diabetes? (30 Oct 2002)
  13. Is it possible that the toxin was responsible in some way for the type 1 diabetes? (29 Oct 2002)
  14. Can diabetes be prevented? (29 Oct 2002)
  15. Can people who are skinny can get type 2 diabetes because they eat too much fatty and sugary stuff? Can they get type 1? (24 Oct 2002)
  16. Do you think non-steroidal immunosuppressants would work to basically vaccinate kids who were likely to get type 1 diabetes? (22 Oct 2002)
  17. Does this diagnosis sound familiar? If so, is there anything that can be done to protect this child against diabetes? (16 Oct 2002)
  18. Can diabetes be transmitted through sex? (16 Oct 2002)
  19. Can type 1 diabetes be caused by a impact to the pancreas? If so, how long after this would type 1 diabetes generally show up? (14 Oct 2002)
  20. What do you think of giving my daughters niacinamide supplements? (14 Oct 2002)
  21. What study did the American Diabetes Association conduct to prove hepatitis B immunizations are safe for our children? (9 Oct 2002)
  22. We heard about a drug that was used to "stop" the antibodies from attacking the pancreas. Is there anything new on this? (8 Oct 2002)
  23. Are there any studies that looked at the number of children who get type 1 diabetes and the giving of the childhood shots? (3 Oct 2002)
  24. Can you point me in the direction to find literature on head trauma and diabetes (1 Oct 2002)
  25. Are mothers who had gestational diabetes more prone to have a child who will develop type 1 diabetes? (3 Sep 2002)
  26. Will I develop complications faster than other people with type 2 diabetes? (30 Aug 2002)
  27. If I had diabetes, particularly pre-clinical diabetes, could I pass this on to my child by breastfeeding? (30 Aug 2002)
  28. Is there any evidence that Risperdal can bring about the onset of type 1 diabetes? (30 Aug 2002)
  29. I would like to know why no one in my family, immediate, and extended has type 1 diabetes. (26 Aug 2002)
  30. My nephew has type 1 diabetes, and cannot hear without hearing aids, and he cannot see clearly without glasses. Why? (22 Aug 2002)
  31. My 16 year old granddaughter developed supposedly "juvenile diabetes" at age 14 and as been a vegetarian from a very young age. (21 Aug 2002)
  32. Can I screen my 16 year old son for diabetes? What are the possibilities he will develop diabetes? (19 Aug 2002)
  33. Why is there no information on how a viral infection can attack the pancreas and cause type 1 diabetes? (18 Aug 2002)
  34. Could my heavy exposure to dioxin have genetically been passed on to my daughter, causing her type 1 diabetes? (18 Aug 2002)
  35. My parents heard from someone recently that type 1 diabetes is prevalent in in vitro babies. Is this true? (15 Aug 2002)
  36. Has anyone has researched to see if type 1 diabetes could be caused by a major shock to the system? (15 Aug 2002)
  37. Would my cousin's diabetes be cured when he comes back to Singapore? (13 Aug 2002)
  38. Could my son's motor vehicle accident have triggered his diabetes? (30 Jul 2002)
  39. Is it true that there is no scientific evidence that increased sugar intake leads to the development of diabetes? (30 Jul 2002)
  40. Can tonsillitis, if left untreated, attack the pancreas causing hypoglycemia or diabetes? (22 Jul 2002)
  41. Since one of my children has type 1 diabetes, do you believe it is worthwhile to use a formula that does not contain not cow's milk? (11 Jul 2002)
  42. If, when my three month old son does start solids, we withhold certain foods will it decrease his odds for getting diabetes? (8 Jul 2002)
  43. Can type 1 diabetes be related to an immune deficiency? (8 Jul 2002)
  44. Do you think that PCB's and dioxins could have caused my son's diabetes? (8 Jul 2002)
  45. Is there a relationship between a mother having hypoglycemia (worse when pregnant) and her child/children developing diabetes? (6 Jul 2002)
  46. Can you please tell me if the spleen really does play a significant role in getting diabetes? (28 Jun 2002)
  47. It is so hard to believe there is not some connection between my son's problems at birth and his type 1 diabetes. (28 Jun 2002)
  48. Two of our three daughters have diabetes, but there is no history of type 1 diabetes in my family or my wife's. What can be causing this in our family? Is it genetic, or something environmental? If it's environmental, what can we do about it? (27 Jun 2002)
  49. Do toenail changes happen in children with insulin resistance and acanthosis? (26 Jun 2002)
  50. It is so hard to believe there is not some connection between my son's problems at birth and his type 1 diabetes. (25 Jun 2002)
  51. Could the trauma of the GTT have played a part in my daughter's development of diabetes five years later? (20 Jun 2002)
  52. Does exposure to an environmental stressor that caused type 1 diabetes in a sibling increase the probability that the sibling will develop it? (11 Jun 2002)
  53. I've been taking anti-depressant drugs for 20 years. Is it possible that these could contribute to the onset of diabetes? (5 Jun 2002)
  54. Is there anything I can do to lower my children's chances of getting type 1 diabetes? (5 Jun 2002)
  55. What is the status of the reports that linked cow's milk to onset of diabetes in high risk children/infants? (2 Jun 2002)
  56. I feel my nephew was diagnosed with diabetes because he basically eats the same thing all the time. (2 Jun 2002)
  57. Can you please send me documentation and its source regarding the effects of cortisone on people with diabetes? (28 May 2002)
  58. Is the cause of type 1 diabetes is different from that of type 2? (25 May 2002)
  59. An acquaintance says that diabetes cannot be an autoimmune disease because "nobody knows what causes it yet." (17 May 2002)
  60. Are you aware of any early intervention programs to arrest the disease process prior to complete destruction of the islet cells? (14 May 2002)
  61. What are the causes of diabetes? Can any preventative measures be taken? (14 May 2002)
  62. Can a pancreatic stimulation test damage a pancreas? Would an ill-functioning pancreas look different on endoscopy? (12 May 2002)
  63. What are your recommendations about treating someone at risk for diabetes, but who doesn't have it yet? (10 May 2002)
  64. Can topical steroids pass through the sperm? Could they have caused our daughter's diabetes? (9 May 2002)
  65. What relationship exists between the use or overuse of growth hormone and the onset of type 1 diabetes? (8 May 2002)
  66. If there is a genetic predisposition, what is the catalyst for developing type 1 diabetes? (6 May 2002)
  67. What, if any, effect do microwave cooked foods have on diabetes? How about inoculations? (5 May 2002)
  68. Have you ever heard of steroid induced diabetes? How common is it? (5 May 2002)
  69. Could my diabetes be caused by the encephalitis? (29 Apr 2002)
  70. I know that mothers who have babies in excess of nine pounds are considered to be a greater risk of diabetes later in life, but what causes this? (26 Apr 2002)
  71. If I diligently continue this lifestyle, is it safe to say I will never get type 2 diabetes? (25 Apr 2002)
  72. Is further research being done on a gluten-free diet in the prevention of diabetes? (25 Apr 2002)
  73. My 17 year old daughter when on the pill, and eight weeks later she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. (23 Apr 2002)
  74. Is there any anecdotal or scientific evidence that children who suffer from migraine-like episodes are more prone to type 1 or other insulin related disorders? (11 Apr 2002)
  75. Can you explain the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Can people with type 2 have insulin shock or DKA? (6 Apr 2002)
  76. Has there been any connection between viral meningitis and diabetes? (3 Apr 2002)
  77. I have read some information about Glucophage being used as a preventative, so I want my doctor to prescribe this for me. What do you think? (3 Apr 2002)
  78. Has there been any study about a link between a pregnant woman receiving the MMR vaccine and her child developing type 1 diabetes at an early age? (2 Apr 2002)
  79. My five year old son has type 1 diabetes, my other son is two months old, and my wife does not have enough milk. Is it okay to give him formula? (30 Mar 2002)
  80. With a family history of endocrine diseases what, if anything, should be noted or tested for during my children's routine physicals? (30 Mar 2002)
  81. Is there a link between starting menstruation at nine years of age and developing diabetes later in life? (29 Mar 2002)
  82. Our 10 year old girl was just diagnosed with early stages of diabetes and is a DPT-1 participant. What preventative studies are available to her? (26 Mar 2002)
  83. Is Glucophage intended for use in insulin resistance? Do I need to be checking my blood sugar regularly? (19 Mar 2002)
  84. Is there a relationship between alcoholism and diabetes? (17 Mar 2002)
  85. Could this possibly lead to my developing diabetes later in life? (13 Mar 2002)
  86. What are the causes of diabetes other than the metabolic ones? Can where I live affect the likelihood of getting diabetes? (1 Mar 2002)
  87. My son had two MMR vaccinations just before his diagnosis. Now he has type 1 diabetes. (17 Feb 2002)
  88. My 40 year old husband has just been diagnosed with hyperinsulinaemia, and his mother has diabetes. Can this lead to diabetes? (26 Jan 2002)
  89. Does this mean with a correct diet and exercise, my wife can avoid ever developing diabetes? (20 Jan 2002)
  90. Is it possible I will get diabetes? (18 Jan 2002)
  91. Will eating too many sweets make someone susceptible to diabetes? (18 Jan 2002)

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