The prevalence of type 1 diabetes in our Finnish patients with APECED is 18% (see Table 2), in contrast to 0.5% in the background population. Lower frequencies of 2-4% have been reported for patients from the United States and Italy (2,49), but the difference could be merely the result of patient selection (e.g., with respect to age). Of our 16 patients with diabetes, 14 were clinically considered to have type 1 diabetes. The
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.