Stress Might Be The Reason Your Child Has Type 1 Diabetes

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Diabetes is a big problem in the Latino community, with rates higher than any other ethnic group. As parents, we don’t realize that the every day problems that affect our family can bring on stress to our children. In a recent study in Sweden, they found that stressful events in childhood, such as divorce, death, or illness could increase their risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

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The study analyzed over 10,000 families with healthy children between the ages of 2 and 14. Their goal was to observe if the family had conflicts, money problems, and changes in the family structure, and they found that 58 of those children developed type 1 diabetes.