The seasons and proximity to the equator may play a role in the development of Type 1 diabetes, according to a newly released study. Check out the article from Diabetes News Hound here.
Hmm. Considering I was diagnosed on Dec 13, I fit into this profile. Maybe I should move my family somewhere closer to the equator…
Hmmm…could it have something to do with low Vitamin D during winter months? There were some discussions about correlations between Vitamin D deficiency and developing diabetes.
That’s what I was thinking.
My type 1 developed in the late winter and through the spring, diagnosed in July.
I was diagnosed on January 24th. I fit this profile also.
I was diagnosed in late spring.
before being diagnosed with diabetes, I was told that I have/had a Vitamin D deficiency as that was the only thing that, besides diabetes, explained my issues. I was diagnosed with the vitamin deficiency in December 2008 and then diabetes June 2009. I am not a child nor a boy nor do I live up north. I was 27, I’m a female and I live in Florida/Georgia. But I have the genetic link. I’m the third generation to have type 1, my sister is perfectly normal.
I was diagnosed in the begining of August, started showing symptoms in june. I guess theres always one to break the mold
It could have started in the winter months…some people have longer honeymoons than others and it takes longer to notice the symptoms.
That may not necessarily work. You need sunshine with UVB reaching to ground level. In some places in the globe there is so much dust in the upper atmosphere much of the UVB is reflected back into space. Similarly at ground level, living in towns may create so much ozone the little UVB penetrating the upper atmospheric pollution gets absorbed. There is also the problem of cultural attitudes to nudity or even bare flesh. As a result of all these factors vitamin D deficiency is rife GLOBALLY. You’ll find it everywhere you look. The only way to be certain you have a 25(OH)D level above 60ng/ml 150nmol/l equivalent to that at which human bodies naturally achieve homeostatis, is by taking 1000iu daily for each 25lbs you weigh and getting 25(OH)D tested. There are several people sending out postal 25(OH)D tests Grassrootshealth D action are possibly the cheapest.
Vitamin D is just one of many factors that increase the chance of diabetes incidence. D3 is required by every cell in your body and each tissue has Vitamin D receptors that require Calcitriol in order to function, Calitriol is made from Calcidiol (that’s the stuff measured in 25(OH)D tests) which is made from Vitamin D3.
In Type 1 incidence and LADA adult onset latent autoimmune diabetes it’s the lack of D3 affecting the immune function and influencing the activity of lymphocytes and interleukins that’s the mode of action, in normal Type 1 know 80% could be prevented if adequate D3 was available in the womb and in breast milk unfortunately getting health professionals to understand that 6400iu/daily is required to enable this to happen at latitude 32N and even more further north.
This video will help you understand.
Vitamin D and Diabetes-Can We Prevent it?
There are several ways vitamin d deficiency is implicated in Type 2.diabetes incidence affecting insulin secretion and insulin sensitivity through its effects on the beta cells, and acting on inflammation and balancing the actions of the parathyroid hormone. There’s also a lot of work still needing doing to confirm all the proposed mechanisms but while that is taking place the safest option is to ensure your 25(OH)D remains around the level we know is associated with the least incidence of chronic illness.