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Is there a relationship with type 1 diabetes and obesity?
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Nope.
Absolutely not. It is a cruel autoimmune illness in which an overactive immune system creates antibodies which attack your ( child's) pancreas until its dead.

In brief: Nope.
Absolutely not. It is a cruel autoimmune illness in which an overactive immune system creates antibodies which attack your ( child's) pancreas until its dead.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: More insulin
The only relationship is that if you are obese you may require higher Insulin doses to produce the same effect.

In brief: More insulin
The only relationship is that if you are obese you may require higher Insulin doses to produce the same effect.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends on question
If the question is do chubby kids get type 1 dm more often than others, the answer is no.
Given that about 1/3 of usa kids are heavier than they should be, the fluffy ones still get type 1 @ the same rate as others. Kids with poorly controlled dm can and do become overweight later do to a combination of issues. This is different from type 2 wher obesity is almost always a triggering factor.

In brief: Depends on question
If the question is do chubby kids get type 1 dm more often than others, the answer is no.
Given that about 1/3 of usa kids are heavier than they should be, the fluffy ones still get type 1 @ the same rate as others. Kids with poorly controlled dm can and do become overweight later do to a combination of issues. This is different from type 2 wher obesity is almost always a triggering factor.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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