Could High-Dose Insulin Prevent Type 1 Diabetes in High-Risk Kids?

April 21, 2015 6:00 PM

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TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small, preliminary study, high-dose insulin capsules safely induced what appears to be a protective immune response in children at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.

If these findings hold true in larger studies done over longer periods of time, the treatment may prevent the development of type 1 diabetes in high-risk kids, much like allergy shots can prime the immune system not to react to harmless allergens, researchers say.

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