We are protected against Type 1 Diabetes? Really? Genes May Exert Opposite Effects In Diabetes

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   Posted 3/25/2010 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 3/26/2010 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the link debilitated! I found it fascinating as my brother has type 1 diabetes and I have Crohn's...makes you wonder what environmental factors influenced our autoimmune issues.
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   Posted 3/27/2010 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
The part about infection possibly triggering Crohn's is very interesting as I had pneumonia just before the onset of my Crohn's.

Anyone else have an infection just prior to the onset of Crohn's, regardless of how long it took to be dx with Crohn's?

I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC

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   Posted 3/27/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the link to the article...it was very informative...

My own hypothesis is that environmental issues can also be a trigger for the disease...in my case, it was/seemed to be due to organo-phosphate pesticide exposure. I was hospitalized and dx'd after 2 known exposures (~1-2wks after each exposure)...In addition to long term exposure (living in an environment where dad was an exterminator and on/near farm land with at least one crop dust spraying while waiting for school bus), I worked as a Chemist with MUCH higher concentrations of the stuff. Again, just my own hypothesis...still there is a genetic predisposition...and may even be combined environmental/infectious and genetic causative agents...which make it so difficult to isolate a cause (which I don't think there is a singe cause, but many, again, JMHO)...
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