advertisement
 

  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team
Question:

From Harrison, New York, USA:

My husband is a juvenile onset diabetic (his brother also, father adult onset). We have a 10 month old son, and have been giving him cheese, some yoghurt, and other cow's milk for 2-3 months. Our doctor said this was fine. However, I read information regarding the Coxsackie virus and the immune system fighting the viral infection off and inadvertently destroying the GAD structures. Please if you can help answer if I already did damage. When I can safely feed him cheese, milk, etc?

Answer:

I would check with your doctor, but I do not think any harm has been done.

I think you are pretty much right on schedule. We usually say formula or breast milk for the first year, but cheese and yogurt are fine to add after 6-9 months. Do not give low fat milk until after their second birthday since they need the fat in the milk.

LSF

[Editor's comment: Research into cow's milk as a potential environmental trigger is not conclusive. See Cow's Milk Not Linked to Type 1 Diabetes, for example. JSH]

DTQ-19990329132916
Original posting 17 Jul 1999
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention

  
advertisement


                 
  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:06
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.