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  1. My daughter tested positive for two antibodies and has had intermittent elevated blood sugars. Have there been any successes in reversing the antibody titers? (27 Aug 2015)
  2. What is the current research on storing a sibling's cord blood for a potential cure? I am pregnant; are there any preventative measures to reduce this baby's risk of developing type 1? (31 Oct 2012)
  3. Can the use of cortisone cause type 1 diabetes? (30 Jul 2012)
  4. Because my husband and his cousin both have type 1, we are concerned about our children developing diabetes. Is there anything we can be doing to decrease their risk? (19 Mar 2012)
  5. Does anyone know how many young children were in contact with puppies/kittens up to six months before they were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes? Can type 1 be caused by such contact? (9 Feb 2012)
  6. I received MMR vaccinations during my first pregnancy and two of my children have type 1. Are there any long term studies looking at the effects of the MMR in women of childbearing age? (13 Mar 2011)
  7. Do Ritalin type medications cause type 1 diabetes? (8 Mar 2011)
  8. How often do peoples' antibodies change from negative to positive? What is the risk of developing type 1 with a negative antibody test? (20 Oct 2010)
  9. My daughters are now the ages their brothers were when they were diagnosed. Negative for antibodies, so far, do they have a great risk of diabetes because both brothers have it? (15 Sep 2010)
  10. I have learned my son is developing type 1. Is there any type of intervention to prevent the full development of the disease, not necessarily involving a study? (8 Jul 2010)
  11. Although she tested negative for antibodies two years ago, my youngest daughter is now showing symptoms of diabetes, Can you test negative, but later be positive, for antibodies? (15 Jun 2010)
  12. My son has viral meningitis. Since there is a strong tie with enteroviruses and type 1, is there a way to be proactive to watch for any signs of an attack on his beta cells? (8 Jun 2010)
  13. Our 11-year-old was diagnosed with type 1 in January. Our 17-year-old was just diagnosed. What are the odds of such happening? Did our older son's Menactra vaccine contribute to his diagnosis? (13 May 2010)
  14. Does masturbation cause diabetes? Are smoking and drinking alcohol bad for people with diabetes? (16 Nov 2009)
  15. Is there any new research regarding infant formula and the early onset of type 1 diabetes? (31 Oct 2009)
  16. I've seen several articles indicating that Vitamin D lowering the risk for diabetes. Why are there no clear recommendations about its use by siblings of those with type 1? (21 Sep 2009)
  17. Have there been any studies to show the link between erythema multiforme and type 1 diabetes? (7 Sep 2009)
  18. My baby, due in October, is at risk for type 1 since both my husband and son have type 1. If I am unable to breast feed, what type of formula is best? (31 Jul 2009)
  19. My daughter was on an antibiotic for a short time when she had mononucleosis. Four weeks later, she was diagnosed with type 1. Could the antibiotic have brought on the diabetes? (29 Jun 2009)
  20. My child was taking Seroquel when he was diagnosed with type 1. Can Seroquel cause diabetes or its symptoms? What about Strattera or Metadate, which my son also takes? (28 May 2009)

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