I came across a bit of information that has my curiousity peaked. My daughter, Sophie, diagnosed last year with T1, recently contracted Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD). It's nothing to be alarmed by and it passes without treatment in a few days. Still, it got me reading . . . HFMD has been observed to precede a diagnosis of diabetes and why this virus is considered to act as a trigger for T1 diabetes. Also, the virus that causes HFMD belongs to a family of viruses that includes the one that causes polio. Sophie's grandfather, my father, contracted polio as a child and survived. I can't help but wonder if there isn't a link here, some genetic blueprint that rendered both of them vulnerable to enterovirus. Any similar family histories out there?