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From Kuwait:

My 15 year-old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on December 28, 2005. Why did the symptoms of the disease not show up sooner in his life?


Nobody really knows. Presumably something triggered the beta cell destruction at this point in his life, maybe a virus, food, hormone changes/growth, stress, and he was genetically susceptible to having this autoimmune problem destroy the beta cells. Nothing that you could have done or he could have done is likely to have prevented this, but our knowledge of such things is still very rudimentary.


Original posting 28 Jan 2006
Posted to Diagnosis and Symptoms


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