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Why are so many young children being diagonosed with type 1 diabeties?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Hard to tell

Well, it's hard to tell why children become t1 diabetics.
It's thought that diabetes in children is far less common that the adult onset or type 2 diabetes. The ratio is usually 1:10 (t1:t2). There has been no definite answer as to what causes it. Genetics, certain diseases (usually viral ones) occurred in childhood may influence the onset of it.

In brief: Hard to tell

Well, it's hard to tell why children become t1 diabetics.
It's thought that diabetes in children is far less common that the adult onset or type 2 diabetes. The ratio is usually 1:10 (t1:t2). There has been no definite answer as to what causes it. Genetics, certain diseases (usually viral ones) occurred in childhood may influence the onset of it.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Ernest Fischer
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

In brief: Unclear

There are just more people in the world which could make it seem higher, more people with chronic diseases are surviving (so passing on more genetic risk factors), and maybe environmental differences we don't know about yet.

In brief: Unclear

There are just more people in the world which could make it seem higher, more people with chronic diseases are surviving (so passing on more genetic risk factors), and maybe environmental differences we don't know about yet.
Dr. Ernest Fischer
Dr. Ernest Fischer
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