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From East Helena, Montana, USA:

I have had type 1 diabetes for five years and would like to do anything possible to prevent my 2-year old daughter from developing it. I have heard that limiting the amount of sugar she consumes could help prevent the onset. Is this true?


It won't prevent diabetes; but it may be good for her teeth. In any case, if you have autoimmune diabetes, the likelihood of her becoming diabetic is less than 5%.


Original posting 23 Apr 2000
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


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