From New York, USA:
My 10 year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes 4 months ago. She was under a lot of emotional stress at the time. Could this stress trigger the onset of diabetes?
Many times a child will be diagnosed with diabetes following an illness of some sort. Stress doesn't cause diabetes but it is possible for the stressor to push a person who is on the way to the diagnosis "over the line" so to speak. I find this more common in adults actually. Diabetes has biological roots and does not spring from stress.
Original posting 5 Jul 1999
Posted to Stress
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
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