Can Environmental Factors Trigger Juvenile Diabetes?

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Seven-year-old Espen has Type 1 diabetes, but his sister Amanda doesn’t. And their parents would like to know why.

In this report, Dr. William Hagopian discusses possible environmental factors for developing juvenile (Type 1) diabetes. Studies show that early exposure to cow’s milk, an intestinal virus, or ingesting wheat in infancy may contribute to risk.

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