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How do children get diabetes.?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: See below

1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins 2.
Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise.

In brief: See below

1. Typical type 1- genetic disease where loss of bet-cells-loss of Insulin production triggered by unknown factors in environment-? Virus, environmental toxins 2.
Kids can get adult type diabetes if very obese, no exercise.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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Dr. John Manzella
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: DM1 is autoimmune

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an equal opportunity offender & the majority of cases are caused by an autoimmune phenomenon.
The body attacks itself after being triggered by an unknown mechanism (usually viral infections) and the pancreas shuts down resulting in a lack of Insulin production and high blood sugars (diabetes). Type 2 diabetes can happen in overweight kids due to Insulin resistance.

In brief: DM1 is autoimmune

Type 1 diabetes mellitus is an equal opportunity offender & the majority of cases are caused by an autoimmune phenomenon.
The body attacks itself after being triggered by an unknown mechanism (usually viral infections) and the pancreas shuts down resulting in a lack of Insulin production and high blood sugars (diabetes). Type 2 diabetes can happen in overweight kids due to Insulin resistance.
Dr. John Manzella
Dr. John Manzella
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