It is common to observe that any siblings of a type I diabetic child are likely to have dairy intolerance problems and their mother is also likely to be suffering from at least one atopic disease symptom. This would indicate that a common cause, if not the only cause of early onset diabetes, is dairy intolerance and thus also beef intolerance. The immune complexes formed by the immune reaction to consumption of bovine foodstuffs are, by chance in some individuals, selectively adherent to the Islets of Langerhans insulin producing cells, where the complement cascade secures the destruction of such insulin secreting tissue.
The above description helps, perhaps, to explain the current high numbers of type I diabetes in our UK population. What intrigues me further is that I have yet to find a late onset diabetes patient who is not also somewhat dairy intolerant. I should say immediately that I have no quantitative data to support the statement above, but simply the evidence of my own eyes and the responses to various questions that I have asked within a social context. I do, however, believe that this is an area worthy of more complete research and analysis. There are already examples of apparent diabetes cure through Autologous Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant AHSCT – a method of resetting the immune system, but this is an expensive and elaborate treatment and not without risks to life.
Following such autologous stem cell transplantation, the developing immunocytes are generally considered to be immunologically naive and the body’s new response to, say dairy foods, is normalised and doesn’t result in circulating antigen / antibody complexes. The hunt should now be on for new ways to bring about the same normalisation, but by methods with reduced risk to life and with equivalent effectiveness.