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Kids with type 1 diabetes at risk for mental health problems

(Reuters Health) - In a new Swedish study, kids diagnosed with type 1 diabetes were more likely than their healthy siblings to develop a psychiatric disorder or to attempt suicide.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease characterized by increased inflammation.  It is likely some of that inflammation is spreading to the brain causing dissociation in neurotransmitter signaling patterns leading to neurological problems.

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