IS THERE A CONNECTION BETWEEN TYPE 1 DIABETES AND COW MILK?
Bovine milk has previously been identified as a potential risk factor for Type 1 diabetes. There have been multiple trials comparing breast milk to formula, and also comparing alternative ages of first introduction to bovine milk.
But clear answers have been elusive, according to Boyd Swinburn, Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health at Auckland University.
WHAT CAN SOMEONE DIAGNOSED WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES EXPECT?
According to the NCBI, people with Type 1 diabetes face significant challenges to daily living, with the risk of developing hyperglycaemia (high plasma glucose) and hypoglycaemia (low plasma glucose).
They need daily administration of insulin and frequent self-monitoring of plasma glucose, and to plan daily activities such as eating and exercising.
Over the long term, T1 diabetes carries risk of major complications and reduced life expectancy. While at present there is no cure, technology and education is fortunately making it easier to live with the condition.