Spatial and temporal variation in type 1 diabetes incidence in Western Australia from 1991 to 2010: Increased risk at higher latitudes and over time.
Health Place. 2014 Jun 9;28C:194-204. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.05.004. [Epub ahead of print]
Ball SJ1, Haynes A2, Jacoby P3, Pereira G4, Miller LJ5, Bower C6, Davis EA7.
1 Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia. Electronic address: stephen.ball at telethonkids.org.au.
2 Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia; Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia. Electronic address: aveni.haynes at health.wa.gov.au.
3 Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia. Electronic address: peter.jacoby at telethonkids.org.au.
4 Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia; Yale Center for Perinatal, Pediatric and Environmental Epidemiology, Yale University, One Church Street, 6th Floor, New Haven, CT 06510, USA. Electronic address: gavin.pereira at telethonkids.org.au.
5 Public Health & Clinical Services Division, Western Australian Department of Health, 189 Royal St, East Perth, WA 6004, Australia. Electronic address: laura.j.miller2 at health.wa.gov.au.
6 Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia. Electronic address: carol.bower at telethonkids.org.au.
7 Telethon Kids Institute, The University of Western Australia, 100 Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia; Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Princess Margaret Hospital, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia. Electronic address: elizabeth.davis at health.wa.gov.au.
This study analysed spatial and temporal variation in childhood incidence of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) among Western Australia׳s 36 Health Districts from 1991 to 2010. There was a strong latitudinal gradient of 3.5% (95% CI, 0.2-7.2) increased risk of T1DM per degree south of the Equator, as averaged across the range 15-35° south. This pattern is consistent with the hypothesis of vitamin D deficiency at higher latitudes.
In addition there was a 2.4% (95% CI, 1.3-3.6) average increase in T1DM incidence per year.
These effects could not be explained by population density, socioeconomic status, remoteness or ethnicity.
Increase about 27 % (compounding 2.4% for a decade
- 44 percent less Type 1 diabetes if high level of vitamin D – white skinned military – March 2013
- Incidence of 30 health problems related to vitamin D has doubled in a decade
- Prevent half of T1 Diabetes with vitamin D levels of 50 ng – Dec 2012
- Type 1 diabetes is increasing, vitamin D deficiency may be one of the reasons – Aug 2013
- T1 Diabetes increased about 15 percent per decade in Eastern Canada – Oct 2012 15% in Eastern Canada vs 27% in Australia
Pages listed in BOTH of the categories Diabetes and Infant/Child
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- Type 1 diabetes trial having problems getting participants – too many taking Vitamin D or Omega-3 – Aug 2019
- Type 1 Diabetes is prevented and treated by Vitamin D – review of 16 studies – Sept 2019
- T1 Diabetes reduction by high Omega-3 and Vitamin D – GRH ongoing observation
- Type 1 Diabetes prevention with Vitamin D and Omega-3 – Symposium April 2019
- Type 1 Diabetes risk increased if high postpartum Vitamin D binding protein – Jan 2019
- T1 Diabetes – how it may be prevented and treated by Vitamin D – Dec 2018
- Vitamin D and Omega-3 may treat Type 1 Diabetes – RCT 2024
- Type 1 Diabetes is increasing – decreased vitamin D is one of the many possible reasons – Sept 2018
- Early Type 1 Diabetes May Shorten Women’s Lives by 18 Years - Aug 2018
- Type 1 Diabetes (T1DM) 1.6 X more likely if low vitamin D – meta-analysis Jan 2018
- Type 1 Diabetes 14 percent more likely with 2 Vitamin D Receptor mutations – Oct 2017
- T1 Diabetes associated with many other autoimmune diseases (all related to low vitamin D) – May 2017
- Vitamin D deficiency is associated with prediabetes in obese Swedish children – Oct 2016
- Type 1 diabetes 1.6 times more likely if a Vitamin D Receptor problem – Feb 2017
- Type II Diabetes in children in India increased 4 X in 20 years – Nov 2016
- Type 1 diabetes risk not decreased if add 400 IU vitamin D while pregnant (no surprise) – Dec 2016
- Diabetes in child not prevented by a tiny amount of vitamin D during pregnancy – Nov 2015
- Diabetes (Type 1) increasing 4 percent per year, now 30,000 in the UK - May 2015
- T1 diabetes in children helped with two doses of 150,000 IU of vitamin D and Calcium – March 2015
- Type 1 diabetes helped with 50,000 IU of vitamin D every two weeks – Nov 2014
- T1 Diabetes associated with low vitamin D - Nov 2014
- Type I Diabetes stopped increasing in Finland after Vitamin D levels were raised – July 2014
- Diabetic children often need more than 7,000 IU of vitamin D – June 2014
- T1 Diabetes 35 percent more likely if 10 degrees further from equator (less vitamin D) – June 2014
- Higher vitamin D at birth associated with less diabetes and obesity 35 years later – Jan 2014
- Type 1 diabetes 3.5X more frequent if low vitamin D - Medscape CME Dec 2012
- Metabolic Syndrome in children is associated with low vitamin D – review Jan 2013
- Like their diabetic mothers, infants had low vitamin D and were slightly diabetic – May 2012
- Type I diabetes 2X more likely if mother had low vitamin D – Jan 2012
- Overview Diabetes and vitamin D contains the following summary
- Diabetes is 5X more frequent far from the equator
- Children getting 2,000 IU of vitamin D are 8X less likely to get Type 1 diabetes
- Obese people get less sun / Vitamin D - and also vitamin D gets lost in fat
- Sedentary people get less sun / Vitamin D
- Worldwide Diabetes increase has been concurrent with vitamin D decrease and air conditioning
- Elderly get 4X less vitamin D from the same amount of sun
Elderly also spend less time outdoors and have more clothes on
- All items in category Diabetes and Vitamin D
426 items: both Type 1 and Type 2
Vitamin D appears to both prevent and treat diabetes
- Appears that >2,000 IU will Prevent
- Appears that >4,000 IU will Treat , but not cure
- Appears that Calcium and Magnesium are needed for both Prevention and Treatment
which are just some of the vitamin D cofactors
Dr. Holick video on vitamin D - March 2013 video has the following
- The rise in type I diabetes: A look at the theories behind the increase Vitamin D Council, July 2013
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