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From Los Angeles, California, USA:

There's diabetes in our family. How are we going to be able to prevent our other family members from getting diabetes?


A great question, without an answer in 1999, but here are some thoughts:

  1. Diabetes, Type 1, the autoimmune type: Family members should participate in the DPT-1 trial. Ask your endocrinologist about a center near you.

  2. Infants: some centers are screening for the genes that are associated with diabetes. Infants at risk could be followed for signs of autoimmune disease in the pancreas.


Original posting 13 Aug 1999
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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