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Question:

From Gary, Indiana, USA:

My five year old daughter just developed type 1 diabetes. From the time she started eating regular food, she just ate carbohydrates (like rice, noodles, cheese, bread, a lot of milk, etc.) Can this have caused the type 1 diabetes?

Answer:

No, I don't think so. Type 1A diabetes is an autoimmune disease, and we still don't know the etiologic factors. Sugar is not among them for sure.

MS

DTQ-20010129173433
Original posting 9 Feb 2001
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention

  
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