I am senior economics student doing research
for my thesis on type 1 diabetes. If you are a parent of a juvenile
diabetic or a juvenile diabetic please take ten minutes out of your day
to answer my anonymous survey: https://tcnj.qualtrics.com//SE/?SID=SV_3EjVhXGFYZxBpME.
Below is some information on my thesis:
Title: The Effects of Nutrition,
Environment, Lifestyle, and Previous Health on the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes
Abstract: This paper investigates non-genetic factors that
influence the onset and/or risk of type 1 diabetes. In order to develop type 1 diabetes, both
certain genes need to be present as well as environmental triggers. Past literature has identified these triggers
and include introduction to cow’s milk, gluten, breastfeeding, insufficient
vitamin D and fish oil, stress, obesity, viruses, and antibiotics. Some of these factors have unclear
associations with the onset of type diabetes and this thesis attempts to
further understand these relationships.
Additionally, I will use these associations to promote cost savings for
the individual as we as the national medical costs through the promotion of
alternative medicine. By examining which
factors may trigger type 1 diabetes, alternative medicine prior to diagnosis
can play a role in reducing the incidence rates while after diagnosis reducing
symptoms and costs.