Thermoregulation, Thermal Perception, and Diabetes?

By tmana Latest Reply 2008-05-06 13:11:08 -0500
Started 2008-05-05 05:58:11 -0500

Has anyone come across research linking diabetes to thermoregulation — in particular, thermoregulation issues as causative factors to T2 or as exacerbating factors in T1 trigger theory?

2 replies

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-05-06 11:13:31 -0500 Report

I'm not familiar with thermoregulation theories. But I have been reading quite a bit about the inflammatory response and ties to all types of diabetes.

Is thermoregulation related to inflammation?

tmana 2008-05-06 13:11:08 -0500 Report

Not that I am particularly aware of, though it appears that some of the same cells and some of the same cytokines may be involved.

I'm trying to follow up on an odd correlation based on the theory posited by Dr. Sharon Moalem (in _Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity_) of why diabetes may have evolved, some discussion on TuDiabetes and elsewhere regarding inappropriate chill/coldness reactions of PWD, and a couple of idiosyncratic near-hypothermic events I've experienced recently. My initial hypothesis is a bit off-the-wall, so I'm wondering if I'm looking at something that is being studied, something that has been studied and was discarded, or something that nobody thought of before…

Next Discussion: acupuncture and diabeties »