Sharon Schwarz talks about the genetic link to Type 1 diabetes, in addition to triggers of Type 1 diabetes.
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Question: Is there a genetic link to Type 1 diabetes? Sharon Schwarz: More often they are not, the families can think of any one that has had type 1 diabetes that's more often they're not, but certainly there is a genetic link to type one diabetes. I may have that genetic predis decision to develop type 1 diabetes. I can have the diabetes chain so do speak, but there is something in environment that triggers that, so if I don't ever have that trigger whatever that sugar might be there is different theories then I may never get type 1 diabetes, but I may still have that genetic predis position. Question: Are there any known triggers of Type 1 diabetes? Sharon Schwarz: Nothing is proven, there is different theories you'll see in literature things like in the past I've heard cow milk, but nothing ever they can never prove that with research so I don't want to warn anyone. There is no proof to any of that but there is different triggers that cocci virus was taught, children get cocci virus it's just a very common childhood virus, but I probably had it and I don't have Type 1 diabetes. So its just you have to have a lot of environmental factors that have that genetic predis position, certainly some children may say they had no really bad virus six months before they got Type 1 diabetes. They may have had a bad chicken box or mumps or different viruses and that may have been that last trigger for them, but it could be key emotive effect and then they develop Type 1 diabetes, because its auto immune and your immune system can have a lot of different triggers and then something happens in the pancreas attacks it self.