A study conducted by researchers from Newcastle University, found that one of the causes of diabetes in children is an infectious disease that is spread by wild animals. British scientists have been monitoring children suffering from diabetes, and as a result have found that it is an autoimmune disease can be caused by external factors. Unlike type II diabetes, which occur most often in adulthood, diabetes affects children and adolescents, and its occurrence is not related to lifestyle or obesity.
The disease begins to develop at the moment when the body stops producing insulin, and patients with diabetes are forced to make regular injections of this substance. Meanwhile, British scientists conducted a study on the incidence of diabetes in the North-Eastern part of the UK and revealed the existence of six cycles. These cycles were regular peaks of incidence, which occurred in a certain season.
On this basis, scientists have suggested that diabetes may spread infectious way, and it is possible that carriers of infection are animals. This infection "includes" autoimmune reaction in susceptible people. Thus, scientists believe that in addition to genetic predisposition to diabetes, the reason for its occurrence can also become infection.
British experts tend to think that carriers of infection are rodents, as it is not transmitted from one person to another. A child becomes infected with this disease, if it comes into contact with the animal or appear in their places of accumulation. But it is not necessary that the child will have diabetes. A similar phenomenon happens very rarely and refers to children whose immune systems are weakened.