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Type 1 Diabetes, Like Autism, Is Totally Preventable

Updated on April 10, 2018
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At age 16 I was a volunteer at a hospital bacteriology lab. I became a chemist for U.S. government. Then I studied health & related fields.

Type 1 Diabetes and Autism Being Prevented By Vitamin D

Paris Hilton getting free vitamin D on her left shoulder. Click on picture for a more clear picture.
Paris Hilton getting free vitamin D on her left shoulder. Click on picture for a more clear picture. | Source
Paris Hilton getting lots of free vitamin D from sunlight thanks to God's sun or the sun of God.
Paris Hilton getting lots of free vitamin D from sunlight thanks to God's sun or the sun of God. | Source
A girl in Canada is taking a vitamin D supplement to prevent type 1 diabetes and autism. This video below is from the TV news and says that vitamin D prevents type 1 diabetes showing that as you get further from equator, the more type 1 diabetes.
A girl in Canada is taking a vitamin D supplement to prevent type 1 diabetes and autism. This video below is from the TV news and says that vitamin D prevents type 1 diabetes showing that as you get further from equator, the more type 1 diabetes. | Source

Prevent Autism and Type 1 Diabetes with Enough Vitamin D

First take 2 minutes and 40 seconds to watch this TV news show video in Canada about Vitamin D preventing type 1 diabetes. It shows a graph of the rates of type 1 diabetes as you go further from the equator where you get less vitamin D from the sun. On it is Dr. Frank Garland (PhD) who got his doctorate in epidemiology from Johns Hopkins.

Epidemiology is

  1. the branch of medicine that deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.

Picture at the top comes from this. Study Shows Vitamin D prevents type 1 diabetes | Title on video mentions fixing it-- only when it first appears.

Type 1 Diabetes, Like Autism Can Be Prevented by Enough Vitamin D

Doctor of Public Health, Cedric Garland, says that this is a rare thing and a great time to see the beginning of an eradication of a disease on the webinar below. Of course, in our society, modern medicine is a business and a way to make money. Sickness causes it to thrive and good health causes it to starve.

PubMed Central that is part of the U.S. National Library of Medicine says that there is a vitamin D deficiency pandemic that is a widespread epidemic. JAMA says that 77% of Americans are deficient in vitamin D. No wonder there is so much autism. See the article The Vitamin D Deficiency Pandemic.

Type 1 diabetes, like autism, can be prevented by the pregnant mother taking enough vitamin D, or getting it from sunlight, and the newborn baby taking enough vitamin D. Not enough vitamin D will only give partial protection. This November 19, 2012 article has the latest, up to date information.

Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860) says "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." Down below it mentions that Psychology Today magazine says that autism is caused by lack of vitamin D in pregnant mothers and babies.

Unlike many others, I like to reference my information with definitive and authoratative websites. DEFINITIVE- Done or reached decisively and with authority. AUTHORITATIVE- 1. Able to be trusted as being accurate or true; reliable: "clear, authoritative information". 2. (of a text) Considered to be the best of its kind and unlikely to be improved upon.

Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, is a professor of medicine, physiology, and biophysics at Boston University Medical Center. He says on this webpage:

We know that vitamin D receptors exist in the brain, and there is evidence that in utero--as the infant is developing—if the mother is vitamin D deficient, the child has a much higher risk of developing schizophrenia later in life

Type 1 diabetes is the kind of diabetes where kids have to get injections of insulin everyday or they will die. The picture to the right comes from the video at the bottom. Watch that video. It has something about epidemiology that is the study of diseases in society, their causes and how to cure them.

They look for factors in areas where the disease is a lot more prevalent. In the video below they show that the rates of type 1 diabetes get higher as you go further from the equator. Please note that as you get further from the equator, the sunlight is weaker and produces less or no vitamin D in the human body. Vitamin D is actually a neurosteroid hormone since the body cannot make a vitamin, by definition.

January 16, 2013 Update

Dr Cedric Garland said the following. In the U.S. there are about 50,000 people with type 1 diabetes or T1DM (type 1 diabetes mellitus). They created a registry around the world to record the cases of T1DM. They learned that the number of cases of type 1 diabetes near the equator is near zero percent (where sunlight is the brightest) and it gets higher as you go further from the equator.

Please note that the only part of the United States that is in the tropics where the sun can be directly overhead is Hawaii and that state has the longest living people in the U.S. All primates, except humans, live in tropical or sub-tropical areas. Hawaii is a sub-tropical area.

The Diaz theory explains what happens when there is a vitamin D deficiency. Hormones produced in the islets of Langerhans (in the region of the pancreas) are secreted directly into the blood flow by (at least) five different types of cells. One of them is Beta cells producing insulin and amylin. The membrane that protects the islets is broken down. Then there is an invasion of the islets of Langerhans. They are destroyed and this creates an autoimmunity problem since the peacemaker lymphocytes are destroyed.

This means that they cannot make insulin. But during the honeymoon period when the symptoms start appearing and all the islets are not destroyed, there is a chance to reverse this by bringing the blood level of vitamin D up to 40-60 ng/ml. This is more important than the amount given since many doctors will give 50,000 IU of vitamin D a day to bring it up to this level. Toxicity starts when blood levels of vitamin D exceeds 200 ng/ml.

They have found that there is a possibility of regenerating beta cells during the honeymoon period. Dr Cedric Garland says that ENOUGH vitamin D can decrease type 1 diabetes by at least 95%. That means that it is higher than that, but there is no maximum (of course it cannot go above 100%). This is the end of what he taught in this webinar so back to the article.

Brand New February 7, 2013 Article from Medical News Today

Risk For Type 1 Diabetes May Be Increased By Low Vitamin D Levels says:

Having adequate levels of vitamin D during young adulthood may reduce the risk of adult-onset type 1 diabetes by as much as 50%, according to researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH).

The study was published online and will appear in the March 1 print edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

"It is surprising that a serious disease such as type 1 diabetes could perhaps be prevented by a simple and safe intervention," said lead author Kassandra Munger, research associate in the Department of Nutrition at HSPH.

The next video goes into epidemiology in depth and lets you experience being an epidemiologist with Dr Frank Garland, brother of Dr Cedric Garland. Note that Doctor of Public Health, Cedric Garland said that ENOUGH vitamin D will virtually eradicate breast cancer. Dr Cedric Garland learned epidemiology at Johns Hopkins.

See Cancer and Power of Vitamin D for more on vitamin D preventing cancer with quotes from Harvard and Cedric Garland, DrPH (also DPH or Dr. P.H.), FACE, is a professor in UCSD's Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. FACE stands for Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology. UCSD is the University of California, San Diego.

Endocrinology studies hormones since the endocrine system glands produces hormones. Dr Cedric Garland is a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology and vitamin D is actually a hormone.

Dr. Frank Garland says on the video below that both San Diego, CA and Rochester, NY both have people with type 1 diabetes. But the people in Rochester have 10 times the rate of it as the people in San Diego since it is so much closer to the equator. The first video says that the rates in the northern part of the hemisphere are 35 times (3,500%) higher than near the equator.

It shows a graph with the rates of type 1 diabetes in many countries versus a horizontal line showing the equator in the middle and further north going to the right and countries going further south to the left. They did this to see if it mattered if they were south or north of the equator. It did not. It showed that near the equator the rates of type 1 diabetes were near 0% (zero percent). As you got further from the equator the rates went up.

People are supposed to live closer to the equator and be out in the sun a lot getting what Dr Cedric Garland calls lifeguard levels of vitamin D. In the United States, what state is closest to the equator? Hawaii is. What state has the longest living people? Hawaii does. Of course if you are close to the equator and not getting outside a lot, then that is no good.

Miami is further south than California or Texas. The latitude of Miami is 25 degrees north of the equator. The latitude of Hawaii is 21 degrees north. Miami is north the tropic of Cancer. Hawaii is south of it. Between the 2 tropic lines is where you can have no shadow since the sun is directly overhead around the first day of summer. Hawaii is in the tropics. Miami is in the subtropics. A big part of Australia is in the tropics.

Also the video shows that in Finland that the rates have been increasing since 1960. Why would this happen? Was Finland drifting further from the equator? No! They originally had a suggested 4,500 IU of vitamin D daily for babies to take. Then they reduced it to 2,000 IU (when that study was done). Then they kept decreasing the suggested amount until they got down to 1,000 IU daily. So the graph shows the results of kids getting less and less amounts of vitamin D supplements daily over decades.

According to the Journal of Nutrition article, Strategies to Improve Vitamin D Status in Northern European Children: Exploring the Merits of Vitamin D Fortification and Supplementation: Ireland, Finland, Poland, and Denmark are at the latitude of 51 and 60 degrees North latitude. This article says:

At these latitudes, UV light capable of producing vitamin D from sun exposure is absent from September through March. [Note that is 7 months of the year]

This is in the video below by Dr Frank Garland but Dr Cedric Garland repeats it in the webinar mentioned above. He says that Finland now has the highest rate of type 1 diabetes in the world, not including an area where there are inbred people (brothers and sisters having kids). He has no theory on why Finland would do this like utter stupidity or because it creates a lot of business for the doctors.

As far as preventing autism by the pregnant mother and newborn baby taking enough vitamin D, see the article: Are Autism and Cancer Caused by Vitamin D Deficiency

It has information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine, a brilliant article from Psychology Today magazine, American Scientific magazine and more. This also explains how vitamin D fits in with the other causes that are secondary coming from the primary cause of not having enough vitamin D. The April 16, 2013 video below explains the importance of neurosteroid hormone vitamin D.

Now I could tell all about type 1 diabetes but you can learn more about it, if you want to, on the website below by Sarfraz Zaidi, M.D. It is about type 1 diabetes and vitamin D and he wrote a book on vitamin D. Doctor of Public Health and professor of University of California, San Diego, Cedric Garland says that type 1 diabetes should not even exist!

Do you know of other diseases that should not exist? Many people died on the ships coming over to America from scurvy. At that time they had not discovered vitamins or minerals. Then they learned that if the Limeys ate citrus fruits like limes on the voyage, they would not get scurvy. So scurvy does not exist anymore since they know that it is due to a lack of vitamin C. Vitamin D got rid of another disease that should not exist called rickets. Although it is coming back now.

First up is the U.S. National Library of Medicine (PubMed) that is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). They have a listing called Vitamin D in type 1 Diabetes Prevention (link here). It says:

Limited data from human observational studies suggest that early supplementation with 10 microg/d (400 IU/d) or less of vitamin D may not reduce the risk for type 1 diabetes but that doses of 50 microg/d (2000 IU/d) and higher may have a strong protective effect.

All infants and children should receive between 5 microg/d [200 IU] and 25 microg/d [1,000 IU] of supplemental vitamin D, particularly if they have limited sun exposure, live in northern areas, are exclusively breastfed, or are dark skinned.

Next up is MedPage Today (Putting Breaking Medical News Into Practice) with their article: Vitamin D Boost in Infancy May Prevent Type 1 Diabetes [link here]. It says:

Infants given extra vitamin D were 29% less likely to develop type 1 diabetes than those not given the supplement, found Christos Zipitis, MBChB, of St. Mary's Hospital for Women and Children here, and Anthony K. Akobeng, M.D., M.P.H., of the Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals.

Higher doses appeared to be more effective, they reported online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. has an article: Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Type 1 Diabetes [link here]. It says:

June 5, 2008 -- There is new evidence that children who get plenty of vitamin D, either from supplements or sun exposure, have a reduced risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

Vitamin D supplementation during infancy was associated with a 29% reduction in type 1 diabetes risk in a recently published research analysis.

And a new study examining type 1 diabetes rates in specific populations confirms that rates are lower in sunny equatorial countries and higher in northern latitude countries that get far less sunlight.

If a study is done without enough vitamin D, then there is only partial protection from type 1 diabetes. I have an article: How Much Vitamin D Should You Take Daily. [] The following is on it. It asks how much vitamin D does a newborn baby need. In 1966, there was a study done with 10,821 babies that were born in Finland. They were given the recommended dose of vitamin D which was 2,000 I.U. of vitamin D daily (per day) for the first year of their life.

They followed the babies for 31 years since some get type 1 diabetes later in life. In fact it is called type 1 1/2 diabetes or type 1.5 diabetes. The results were that it reduced the type 1 diabetes by 80%!!! So to prevent the other 20%, the pregnant mothers should be taking enough vitamin D since this is the most crucial time for development of the human body.

Here is the study on The Lancet: Intake of vitamin D and risk of type 1 diabetes: a birth-cohort study. Cohort-- group of people banded together. The Lancet, Volume 358, Issue 9292, Pages 1500 - 1503, 3 November 2001. The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.

This study comes from this webpage The Relationship Between Vitamin D Deficiency and Type 1 Diabetes [link here] by Sarfraz Zaidi, M.D. It says:

This is a ground breaking study! If some drug achieved this kind of results, it would hit the headlines and become the standard of care at once. Sadly, even many diabetes experts are not aware of this astounding study even though the study was published in 2001 in the prestigious British medical journal called Lancet. Investigators in the U.S. continue to spend millions of dollars in their pursuit of a “drug” to prevent Type 1 diabetes. [Lancet is actually considered the most prestigious medical journal in the world]

January 15, 2013 webinar of Dr Cedric Garland explaining how vitamin D prevents type 1 diabetes (30 minutes).

New Webinar April 16, 2013 with Dr. John Cannell, MD, of Vitamin D Council. Lecture is only 12 minutes long. The rest is questions about vitamin D and autism.


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    • Chuck Bluestein profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Bluestein 

      5 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      It also used to be a fact that the sun orbited the earth. The reason that you say "God bless you" after one sneezes is that your ancestors believed that sneezing meant an evil spirit tried to possess that person. This is the age of information where new things are being discovered but there is no reason to let you know because they do not care about you.

      Type 1 and type 2 are completely different even though it has the same name. In the 1960s they gave over 10,000 babies in Finland 2,500 IU of vitamin D. This is reported in the Lancet that is one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world. The results were that it reduced type 1 diabetes by 85%. Why only 85%? The pregnant mothers also need it to prevent part of the islets of Langerhans. There is no cure but it is totally preventable.

      Let me ask you something. Why should doctors tell you this when it does not make them any money? Of course I want you to do your own search. I even gave you the links.

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      5 years ago

      Type 1 is not preventable nor is there a cure. It is an autoimmune disorder, not a lifestyle disorder like Type 2.

      I don't know where this doctor got his PHD but im guessing it was printed off the internet.


    • Chuck Bluestein profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Bluestein 

      6 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      The above says that enough vitamin D would get rid of 95% of the cases. That still leaves 5% that are something else like genetic. It says up above that near the equator the rate is near zero%. Near 0% is not never, ever. All rules have exceptions, except this one.

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      6 years ago from Australia

      I grew up in one of the warmest countries in the world Australia and I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 26 years... sorry, im not sure its that simple

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      Writer Fox 

      7 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I wonder if there are more cases found in city-dwellers as opposed to those who live in rural areas.

    • Chuck Bluestein profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Bluestein 

      8 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      People in an area have brown skin because there is a lot of intense sunshine. People far from the equator need pale skin to survive. What you are referring to is bringing Africans with black skin to America so they could be slaves. They need a lot more sun here since their skin needs the intense sunlight of Africa.

      The slavemasters had sex with their slaves since they were their property and the mixed people are brown. For example Barack Obama's mother is Irish and white with no black in her.

    • Chuck Bluestein profile imageAUTHOR

      Chuck Bluestein 

      8 years ago from Morristown, AZ, USA

      Actually the answer to this is the same as why don't all people low on vitamin D get cancer and autism (Moores Cancer Center proposes that cancer is a vitamin D deficiency).

      Once there is a lack of vitamin D, the body has many defenses. So after the vitamin D deficiency there are many, many, many factors that come into play. This why a study shows that autism rates are increased by heavy car traffic. Without the vitamin D, the body is more sensitive to a million and one toxins. So then you would need to test for a million toxins.

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      8 years ago

      If this was case then why are those of brown skin, that live/born in areas of the world with little sun, not all getting T1 Diabetes? It's a common phenomenon for brown skinned people to be low/deficient in vitamin D and need even higher doses than non brown skinned people.

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      Claire Fenton 

      8 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Great hub, enjoyed reading. Diabetes is really becoming a problem in our country and it's good to be aware of ways to combat it.


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