Child abuse and type 1?

By Diefleu Latest Reply 2012-08-18 00:44:29 -0500
Started 2012-08-15 21:52:48 -0500

A serious question. I know its often genetic… But I had a bad childhood to say the least. I think often that when I got diagnosed at 13 it had a lot to do with an abusive childhood and being under a constant stress. So curious if and of you feel the same.

6 replies

melissa1987 2012-08-18 00:28:34 -0500 Report

Wow never thought of that … I've been in your shoes n until this day I am mentally abused . I was physically abused as a child n now it's mental abuse … But then again my dad is a type 2 diabetic n my grandmother was a type 1 so I dunno lol

Diefleu 2012-08-18 00:41:57 -0500 Report

My real mother got diabetes 8 years after she had me. She had two other kids who do not have diabetes. Now I believe in may be in our genes but I often wonder if maybe it would have laid dormant if I wasn't pushed to a mental breaking point as a child. I wonder if a study has ever been done pertaining to this. Perhaps the psychological effects of a tormented child can manifest physically into something like anti bodies getting confused under enormous stress and bam… You end up a type 1 diabetic. Not saying this is always the case but as a diabetic now think how much stress effects your bs… This kind stress on a child with no coping skills could have more effects then needing to see a therapist in later years… Just a thought.

figment84 2012-08-16 15:22:23 -0500 Report

High stress will definitely take a toll on your blood sugars in general! It happens to us all. I'm sorry to hear about the abuse you endured. Though I can't fully understand what you went through as a child, I can definitely understand how you are feeling with your type 1!

They say type 1 happens from a lot of factors combined. No one really knows for sure. I hope one day we will be able to find it out.

Hope this helps!

Diefleu 2012-08-18 00:44:29 -0500 Report

Thanks for the concern and no apologies needed. Wasn't your fault and I don't regret it. It's made me into the man I am today. A great loving father, strong willed and extremely empathetic to others!