Type 1 Increasing

By donna13 Latest Reply 2010-03-05 09:16:32 -0600
Started 2010-03-04 12:53:23 -0600

In the book Diabetes Rising, by Dan Hurley, it is stated that the incidence of Type 1 is increasing, and has been increasing as long and as strongly as Type 2. (I didn't read the book, just a blog about it). I never have read about this before. Those of us who have T2 are regularly told it is our fault we have this, we ate wrong, didn't exercise enough, or maybe wore the wrong kind of socks. Why is T1 increasing at the same rate, when this type is supposed to be genetic? Could there be, as I strongly believe, a genetic link to each of them? I'm tired of the "blame the patient" mindset.

11 replies

Crashnot 2010-03-04 16:42:35 -0600 Report

I'm on the Vitamin D deficiency bandwagon. It explains how I got it back in 1968 and fits in even better with how all our tv-bound kids today are coming down with it.

Great video, if you're interested, at the site of the international study that has been going on for a few years now,


It's long, but I enjoyed it! :-)

rankearl 2010-03-04 14:57:54 -0600 Report

hi i am guessing the increase is due too there is much more testing done earlier with all types of diseases ((HUGSS)) julie

kdroberts 2010-03-04 12:58:54 -0600 Report

"Those of us who have T2 are regularly told it is our fault we have this, we ate wrong, didn't exercise enough"

That's because the people saying that are misinformed. Type 2 is very much genetic, more genes are associated to it than type 1.

Harlen 2010-03-04 14:06:05 -0600 Report

But they still they to tell you that silly stuf
Best wishes

Roy531 2010-03-04 14:09:56 -0600 Report

I don't know how true it is but I was told by the VA that the agent orange they used caused mine. Nobody in my family has it but me, check back as far as I could didn't find anybody that had it.

kdroberts 2010-03-04 14:34:46 -0600 Report

It's not confirmed but it certainly looks like agent orange does cause diabetes (plus a lot of other things) in certain people.

j.d. 2010-03-05 09:08:45 -0600 Report

i was told by va if you were on the ground for one hr. in viet nam you were exposed to agent orange also told that was where my type 2 came from that led to heart deasese

ptsparkle 2010-03-04 15:44:41 -0600 Report

I was sprayed a bunch of times, and told it was insecticide (probably DDT ). I haven't gone through the process with VA as I understand it is tough to prove.

Roy531 2010-03-04 15:47:43 -0600 Report

I didn't have a problem just had to have the proof I was there. orders or some other stuff that told where you was stationed. Also had to be in the time period they was using it. Showed them what I had, got the medical files from my doctor as to when I was diagnosed and was drawing disability with 3 months

Zimoss 2010-03-04 21:54:01 -0600 Report

I think now the only thing needed to prove exposure to Ogent Orange is a service record showing you served in country during times when it was in use. (in my dad's case -he was navy they also consider serving in country if you take leave or go to shore for any reason for any length of time)

donna13 2010-03-05 09:16:32 -0600 Report

Have you ever heard of an expert say that T2 was genetic? They always say T1 is genetic and T2 is caused by lifestyle.

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