Causes of Juvenile Diabetes

Some of the causes of Juvenile diabetes according to studies done by experts are heredity and weak immune cells.

Bhadra Kamalasanan
DiabetesWritten by: Bhadra KamalasananPublished at: Dec 26, 2011Updated at: Nov 14, 2012
Causes of Juvenile Diabetes

Causes of Juvenile Diabetes

Although, there has been manifold advancement in the field of science and technology, doctors and scientists have not been able to figure out the exact cause of juvenile diabetes. Despite the inability to device a set line of causes that would definitely lead to juvenile diabetes, the doctors have found certain common risk factors that seemed rather apparent in all diagnosed cases of juvenile diabetes.

Insulin is an important element intrinsic for the energy processing of our body as it helps in the absorption of sugar into different cells in the body. It is this sugar or glucose that penetrates into the cells and converts itself to release energy for the body to use. Here are some of the causes of Juvenile diabetes according to studies done by experts:


Experts opine that you may be diabetic because it runs in the family. If you are born in the family of those who have suffered from any kind of diabetes, you are highly vulnerable to the disease at an early age. Furthermore, people who have the tendency to develop rubella, Coxsackie, mumps and other such viruses may easily develop juvenile diabetes. These viruses stimulate the development of juvenile diabetes.


In fact, if you are born in the family of diabetics, you are not necessarily going to inherit the disease, but may fall prey to it through the viruses as mentioned above. The key is that the probability of the disease depends on one's bodily make-up.

Weak immune cells

Juvenile diabetes is an uncommon type of diabetes, which is also known as type 1 diabetes. Only ten percent of the total percentage of diabetics belongs to the category of type 1 diabetes or juvenile diabetes. In Juvenile diabetes, the body’s defence system attacks or damages its own cells assuming them to be the bad cells that need elimination. At such a juncture, the vital cells in the pancreas that make insulin stop functioning, thereby reducing the amount of insulin that is required for the body.

Considering that there has been no discovery on the specific cause/s of juvenile diabetes, people have assimilated and continue to live on self-proclaimed causes of the disease. There are, in fact, some who believe that juvenile diabetes is communicable, which it is not. It is important to understand the disease and document its possible causes after consultation with an experienced physician.


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