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Re: [IP] Re: Dentally Challenged?

 I'm 29 years old, about to turn 30 & have had T1 diabetes for 21 years. I never
had a cavity as a young child. My first filling was done around 11 years old. My
dentist recently told me he sees more dental problems with diabetics & has done
a lot of root canals on diabetics but that it's hard to say if the disease
actually causes dental problems with not enough research being done to prove
that point.
 As for the theory of diets high in milk causing diabetes, I hated milk as a
child & the only milk I drank was with my cereal. Who knows if we'll ever learn
what exactly causes diabetes or if there is such a thing.

Lauren W.
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From: Denise <email @ redacted>
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Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:11:48 
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Subject: Re: [IP] Re: Dentally Challenged?

About milk, there are some scientists who suspect that the T-cell attack 
on the islet cells is triggered when milk proteins leak from an immature 
intestine, attach themselves to the islet cells and the immune systems 
sees the complex as "foreign" and kills it.

Another school of thought is that bacteria in the mouth, ears and throat 
does something like that.

Research has not proven nor disproved either of these theories and there 
are others, too!

Denise B.

On 6/30/2011 5:58 PM, Susan Lane wrote:
> i, too had tons of cavities as a kid.  It was ridiculous.  11 of them one
> time and I went to the dentist regularly and I brushed twice a day.  I did
> not get diabetes until I was 58 years old.  I don't think there's a
> connection, but who knows?   I also drank tons of milk and some people say
> that can lead to Diabetes.  Another who knows?
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