The “Perfect Storm” for Type 1 Diabetes: The Complex Interplay Between Intestinal Microbiota, Gut Permeability, and Mucosal Immunity
This is an interesting article, and one that again leads us away from the purely genetic susceptibility to Type 1 diabetes and into one that is preventable, so long as we stand up and admit to it. If the gut plays a pivotal role in the development of Type 1 diabetes (and it does for other autoimmune conditions like Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis and psoriasis), than we again have to look at the wisdom of bombarding our infants (and pregnant mothers) with antibiotics. Some 90+% of infants have had antibiotics by the time they are 2, and I have NEVER, in my decade of practice, had a parent told that they should follow up use of antibiotics with administration of probiotics. And yet the devastation that may ensue is strewn about the medical literature, if we would just READ IT!!
In the particular case of T1D, I would also include to avoidance of dairy and the indiscriminate use of every vaccination know to man used in infants.