Contemporary medical thought has always placed Genetics at the top of the list when considering why people develop Type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is the condition where the pancreas becomes unable to produce enough or any insulin needed to allow glucose to be processed.
Gluten Disorder May Provide Help For Diabetes
The resulting condition is an elevated glucose level in the bloodstream. The Patient, without insulin will quickly succumb to death. Recent studies show, however, that treating gluten intolerance might overwhelm the genetic disposition and potentially prevent the disease.
Recently published literature by leading researchers in the field showed in August of this year that celiac disease and diabetes are genetically similar. The study showed that tremendous similarities existed between the two. Over 20,000 tissue samples were analyzed and the researchers concluded that diabetes and celiac might have the same trigger. An earlier study concluded that the ingestion of gluten might potentially cause Type 1 Diabetes. The triggers between the two diseases seem to be very similar in nature and the relationship between the two might provide interesting parallels towards disease prevention.
The association between gluten and type 1 diabetes is the leaky gut. Leaky Gut is associated with Gluten issues. The leaky gut goes along with a proliferation of unhealthy probiotic population in the intestines which is an effect of gluten disorders. The space between the cells of the intestine are too large causing a condition of increased permeability and bacteria can pass through the blood and into the body. The immune system becomes stressed and begins to attack the organs – hence the pancreas gets attacked and type 1 diabetes occurs.
Traditional medicine has ignored the relationship between gluten disorder, a leaky gut and diabetes – the evidence was established when a researcher for celiac disease began to do research on rats that were bred to develop diabetes. The relationship was established because when the doctor gave the rats something to prevent leaky gut, the majority of the rats did not develop diabetes. Science needs to continue the research between relationships between diseases and their cause and effect.
Can the prevention of leaky gut prevent diabetes? That is a question for medical science to continue to evaluate and to answer. The research behind the theory is sound and appears to prevent the disease in the majority for the majority of the test cases. It is rather interesting that resolution of leaky gut syndrome can dominate a genetic predisposition. Successes of this kind are exciting for sufferers of diseases that affect our world.