My daughter was diagnosed last year at age 11. As an infant, I had issues breastfeeding her...she didn't latch properly and despite 6 weeks of efforts; pumping, fingerfeeding breast milk, and the complication of new-mom-dom, i gave up. Originally she took regular formula, but due to constipation, and upset tummy, her pediatrician switched her to soy formula, which she seemed to tolerate well, from what i can remember. I am now reading that there may be a link between soy and T1D. Any of you out there either had soy formula as a baby, or gave it to your infants? Just curious.
My daughter had soy formula for the same reasons that yours did. We transitioned her to cows milk at 2. She is 7.5 now and no signs of diabetes.
Although I stopped giving her soy because I was worried it might cause early puberty.
I think everything in moderation is fine.
Formula is never in moderation though as it is usually 100% of her diet.
I know many women that pump and mix it with soy. because they can't make enough milk.
You need to be aware though that people try to make links to everything.
Type 1 rates have not increased since soy formula came into use relatively recently.
People blamed cow based formula for T1 back in the 70's.
I don't think I even heard of it before say 1990, even thought I'm sure it existed before then, it was certainly not in widespread use.
I'm sure there is not..I must admit that I grew up with soy products cause my family is from Indonesia and Iam a vegetarian. But I'm the only one in the family that has diabetes. I do know it is good to eat soy products when you are a diabetic cause it lowers the cholesterol..They don't know what causes type 1, I got it from a virus..and a lot of diabetics with type 1 got sick by a virus..could be from a simple cold..
It does suck right? Especially when your daughter is only 11 years old, how is she dealing with it?