Recently I have noticed in articles that they are shifting back and forth between is it genetics or environmental factors that cause Type 2. This seems to be oddly similar to the lack of knowledge about Type 1. From my prospective, for years they have blamed Type 2 on a combination of environmental factors such as not enough exercise, poor diet, and obesity, and genetics (family history of Type 2), now they can't seem to agree if what they thought was in fact genetics was actually environment after all, because families tend to have the same diet and exercise patterns. To me it seems like most of the data for Type 2 must be collected from not a scientific genetic level, like blood tests to check genetic markers but from a collection of data and on a survey type approach. I don't dare to be an expert on this, and personally I have dealt with both Type 1 and 2 in my family (my daughter is Type 1 and I honestly think my grandmother may have been as well, my dad, step-dad, aunts, uncles are Type 2's), but from my point of view it's beginning to look like the experts know less and less about these diseases, and to find a cure for both or either I think they need to take a look at the big picture of both types and find ways of pinpointing exact genes, or mutations, something that's causing the deterioration of beta cell production in both types, seems to me the only difference in Type 1 is total deterioration and autoimmune attacks on these cells, maybe type 2 could be the missing link in finding what causes that response in type 1's… Anyways, what are your guys' input on this, I know a little more about Type 1 then 2 so maybe some of you guys with Type 2 could help me on this with your perspectives.
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