Is it just me or is Type 1 diabetes on the rise? When I grew up there was 1 girl in my entire years of being in school that had Type1 diabetes. Now on our street alone there are 4 cases of Type 1 and at my daughters high school there are at least 8 cases that we know of. I find that to be a lot. Is this disease on the rise? What can we blame it on? I've wondered myself, diet, immunizations, more additives to our foods etc. Seems sad to me that so many youth have to live with this disease! There has to be something contributing to the rise!