Episode 23:17 Type 1 Diabetes At Age 26? – An Interview With Brandan Burroughs

On this episode of the Get Healthy Alabama podcast Dr. George Burroughs sits down with his son Brandan to discuss Brandan’s recent health challenges.

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Episode 23:17 Type 1 Diabetes At Age 26? - An Interview With Brandan Burroughs

Type 1 Diabetes is also known as “Childhood Diabetes.”


Because it's typically seen in children.

However “typically” doesn’t mean “always.”

For example, Brandan Burroughs, the son of podcast host Dr. George Burroughs, recently experienced a health challenge that resulted in him developing Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 26.

Yes, “Childhood Diabetes” at the age of 26.

On this episode Brandan sits down with his Dad to share his experience and the events that led up to his diagnosis.

He also shares a major decision he made in the midst of his health challenge and what he has done since that decision to turn his health around.

Give this episode a good listen as it contains nuggets of wisdom that anyone can use to help improve their health and prevent disease.

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Stefanie marko - April 28, 2023

Hi George!
So what do you think caused the damage to his pancreas?

    gburroughs@mac.com - April 29, 2023

    Hi Stefanie! Hope you’re doing well. – Here’s a copy of an email I sent out to listeners of my podcast regarding that very question:

    My belief is that it was “changes in his environment” that brought on the Type 1 Diabetes.

    Here’s why:

    Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes is an Autoimmune disease.

    Autoimmune diseases don’t just occur.

    SOMETHING triggers or “activates” them.

    The most common “activators” are stress and dietary factors (especially food sensitivities).

    While living in San Diego Brandan’s stress levels became high and his diet, while not terrible, contained too many foods that his body was sensitive to.

    This combination of stress and food sensitivities “activated” the Type 1 Diabetes.

    Interestingly, this same combination of stress and food sensitivities activates Autoimmune diseases in MANY people.

    Millions to be precise.

    Understanding this is a very important lesson for all of us.

    That is, don’t wait until disease occurs. Work on managing and eliminating stress NOW.

    And, as always, do your best to eat as healthy as possible.


    Given the right environment, your body can heal itself.

    Given the wrong environment, your body will get sick.


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