Stage 3: Transient remission phase, "honeymoon period". Shortly after starting Insulin therapy in a newly diagnosed case of T1D, suddenly child’s own insulin secretion improves sufficient enough to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. This phase is short lasting, and child reverts back into full blown diabetes.
The incidence of T1D is on the rise all over the world. An average yearly increase of 1.5% has been documented. Western Europe, USA and Australia have higher incidence than that in Asia, Africa and South America.
Documented prevalence of clinical diabetes of type 1 variety. It varies in different countries for various reasons. And the statistics are changing far too rapidly for me to pinpoint what percentage of children are likely to be affected. However, a rough estimate would be; 1 to 3 children could be hit by the disease in group of ten thousand.
Breastfeeding is believed to lower the risk of Type 1 Diabetes The beneficial effect of breastfeeding is attributed to- 1. Goodness of mother’s milk. 2. Human milk is a natural prebiotic. 3. Delay in exposure to cow’s milk protein. 4. Helps delay introduction of weaning foods, especially those containing gluten.