Modern Science of Biomechanics and Type 1 Diabetes


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Appendix

I. Type 1 Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives

According to a few sources, not a single case of type-1 diabetes has been found among the ……. Inuit population of Alaska, - Source 1: http://www.diabetes-diet.org.uk/type-1.html   Source 2: http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/diabetes-7.html#.UchuNKdwYdV
 
However it seems an undisputable fact that Type 1 Diabetes is relatively rare in American Indians and Alaska Natives.
 
The reason for this is that in their early childhood, their life style and the man-made living environment doesn’t induce adverse musculoskeletal changes, or doesn’t significantly induce adverse musculoskeletal changes.
 
The amount of time spent being physically active and the type of physical activities are responsible for their optimal physical development.
Optimal physical development is what protects them from the development of type 1 diabetes.

 
II. Type 1 Diabetes among the Amish

I couldn’t find any study about the prevalence of Type 1 diabetes within the Amish population.
 
However, it will be a surprise if just one case of Type 1 diabetes is found among Amish children. One of the reasons is that from an early age, Amish children are far more physically active than non-Amish children. 
 
Quote:
Amish Children Are Twice as Physically Active as Non-Amish Children Are, Study Finds
Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. – Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121023152317.htm
 
There are many other factors that have a protective role against the development of Type 1 diabetes in Amish children that will be useful to discuss only if we have a consensus about the prevalence of Type 1 diabetes in Amish children. 
 
 

III. Why more and more Children are Developing Type 1 Diabetes

The answer is simple and at the same time it is hugely complicated. An initial observation tells us that obesity has nothing to do with Type 1 diabetes. But upon a closer look it can be noticed that the rising trend of obesity is followed by the rising trend of type 1 diabetes.
 
The environmental factors and the change in their life style is responsible for obesity and Type 1 diabetes. There are explanations concerning environmental and lifestyle factors of why some people (usually people from a low socioeconomic status) become obese and why some people (usually people from middle and higher socioeconomic status) have Type 1 diabetes.
 
The essential steps to understand why more and more children develop Type 1 diabetes are;
 
The first step is to understand the biological basis of weight gain and the mechanism underlining body weight distribution.  
 
Please note:  
A. The mechanism underlining body weight distribution should not be confused with the mechanism underlining weight gain/weight loss.
 
B. The mechanism underlining weight gain/weight loss should not be confused with the biological basis of weight gain/weight loss.
 
The second step is to understand which environmental and lifestyle factors are responsible for obesity. The same factors are responsible for the rising trend of the incidences of Type 1 diabetes.
 
Analysing the musculoskeletal characteristics of obese people and people with Type 1 diabetes will show that all obese people share certain musculoskeletal characteristics and that all people with Type 1 diabetes share certain musculoskeletal characteristics.
The graphic illustration of the musculoskeletal characteristics of obese, overweight and normal weight people can be seen here (the link opens in a new window).
 

IV. Type 1 Diabetes in Animals

Theoretically, all animals which have a pancreas can develop type 1 Diabetes. The fact is that Type 1 diabetes is rare among domestic pets and among domestic animals that live outside household it is non-existent.   
Quote: Type-1 diabetes is not found in the animal kingdom either in meat or plant eating animals, where those animals live in their natural habitat. Source: http://www.diabetes-diet.org.uk/type-1.html http://www.second-opinions.co.uk/diabetes-7.html#.UchuNKdwYdV
The main reason for the absence of Type 1 diabetes in animals which live in their natural habitat is the absence of adverse musculoskeletal changes. See my article:

V. Hypotheses about the Causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Very Young Children, Older Children and Full Grown Adults

1. By very young children, Type 1 diabetes is to a greater extent due to improper musculoskeletal development. (Improper development is not due to Genetics. Heredity may have some sort of a role, but it is meaningless.) - Insufficient physical activity and/or inappropriate physical activity for a prolonged period of time are the causes for improper musculoskeletal development
 
 
2. By older children, Type 1 diabetes is due to improper musculoskeletal development and/ or adverse musculoskeletal changes. (Slight to moderate improper musculoskeletal development over a prolonged period of time alone, or combined with adverse musculoskeletal changes, or adverse musculoskeletal changes alone is the cause for Type 1 diabetes in older children and young adults.) - Insufficient physical activity and/or inappropriate physical activity for a prolonged period of time are the causes for improper musculoskeletal development.
 
 
3. Development of type 1 diabetes in fully-grown adults is due to adverse musculoskeletal changes. (Adverse postural changes and poor walking and running gait are the causes for adverse musculoskeletal changes). - Insufficient physical activity and/or inappropriate physical activity for a prolonged period of time are the causes for adverse postural changes and poor walking and running gait. Adverse postural changes and poor walking and running gait are the causes for adverse musculoskeletal changes. 
 
Repeated Warning: Any possible attempt to induce musculoskeletal changes in order to treat and cure Type 1 diabetes without understanding biomechanics role in Type 1 diabetes may induce serious or fatal consequences.
 
Here are just a few reasons for that;
 
1. Adverse musculoskeletal changes is one factor of Type 1 diabetes.
 
2. Faulty biomechanics is another factor of Type 1 diabetes.
 
3. Reduced size of the pancreas in Type1 diabetes – What causes shrinkage of the pancreas needs to be understood before any attempt to treat or cure Type 1 diabetes.
 
4. Low bone mineral density in Type1 diabetes – The reason lower MBD in Type 1 diabetes needs to be understood before any attempt to treat or cure Type1 diabetes.
 
5. Exercises in some cases induces hyperglycaemia - high blood sugar and in some cases induce hypoglycaemia - abnormally low level of sugar (glucose) in the blood.
 
6 – The real danger of death while sleeping. “One in 20 type 1 diabetics die in their sleep due to a sudden drop in their blood sugar.”
 
Please note: The purpose of publishing this research on the internet is to initiate a clinical trial conducted by medical doctors involved in diabetes research along with people involved in biomechanics research like chiropractor, osteopaths, physiotherapists, podiatrists, etc. 
 
 
Previous page: Exercises Induced Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia) and High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycaemia)
 
 

Modern Science of Biomechanics and Type 1 Diabetes

 

Site Map

 

Contents – Page 1

Introduction – Page 2A and Page 2B

Postural Profile of People with Type 1 Diabetes – Page 3, Page 4 and Page 5

Postural and Musculoskeletal Characteristics of Normal Weight People without and with T1D - Page 6

Spontaneous Remission of Type 1 Diabetes – Page 7

Obesity and Type 1 Diabetes – Obesity Protect against Type 1 Diabetes? – Page 8

Weight Loss and Type 1 Diabetes – Weight loss linked to Type 1 Diabetes? - Page 9

Insulin Therapy and Weight Gain – Page 10

Exercises Induced Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycaemia) and High Blood Sugar (Hyperglycaemia) - Page 11

 

Appendix

 

Type 1 Diabetes in American Indians and Alaska Natives - Page 12a

Type 1 Diabetes among the Amish – Page 12b

Why more and more Children are Developing Type 1 Diabetes – Page 12c

Type 1 Diabetes in Animals – Page 12d

Hypotheses about the Causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Very Young Children, Older Children and Full Grown Adults – Page 12e


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