Type 1 Diabetes


Having a small child myself, the idea of Type 1 diabetes striking in infancy is heartbreaking to me.  I am strongly in favor of research to help ameliorate this condition in children (including islet cell transplantation).  I am even more strongly in favor of increasing and implementing our preventative efforts.  We already know that dairy likely plays a strong role in onset of Type 1 DM, and this review looks at the role of Vit D in prevention.  Interestingly, these two are connected, and the findings that dairy increases and Vit D decreases risk is very consistent with what we know about how dairy affects conversion of Vit D to its active form, calcitriol.  This means that making sure a pregnant mother is replete in Vit D through nursing and giving infants and toddlers Vit D supplementation is pivotal in lowering the incidence of T1DM.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.