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Re: [IP] D prevention
Sharon Santana <email @ redacted> wrote:
> but jim, if there are NO family associations present in type 1, then why
> are we (some of us) having the siblings of our type 1 children tested
> for antibodies? why are they at greater risk than the general public for
> developing type 1? how did BOTH of my children end up with type 1? i
> understand that it is an autoimmune disease, i really do. but doesnt
> heredity play SOME into this? otherwise.... i dont know... maybe one of
> my kids would have been spared. and by prevention in my earlier post...
> i did mean with a vaccine as a means of prevention. not by lifestyle
> changes. and i was speaking strictly type 1, which is what both my kids
So far, there is no statistical association that has been detected. That
doesn't mean it isn't there. Some of the work being done is basic
research - to find out *if* there is a genetic component.
The immune system is incredibly complex, and no one really knows why or how
it gets fooled in type 1 DM to cause the immune system to attack beta cells.
In your case, all we can say it that it *appears* to be a coincidence that
both your kids have developed DM.
That's why we need a lot more research -- somewhere there are some answers
about genetic, environmental, viral, and other causes of type 1 DM. We
haven't found them yet, at least in any way that is statistically verifiable
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