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How can you prevent type 1 diabetes?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid illness

There is probably a genetic predisposition to dm1 that is like problem waiting to happen.
If a kid has a viral infection, then develops antibodies that think his/her Insulin producing cells are related to the virus, then his/her immune system begins killing those cells &dm1 will result.The idea of a vaccine for the virus has been looked into but none are available at present. Research may fix this.

In brief: Avoid illness

There is probably a genetic predisposition to dm1 that is like problem waiting to happen.
If a kid has a viral infection, then develops antibodies that think his/her Insulin producing cells are related to the virus, then his/her immune system begins killing those cells &dm1 will result.The idea of a vaccine for the virus has been looked into but none are available at present. Research may fix this.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics

In brief: Experimental

There are some experimental investigations ongoing with a national program called trial net.
If you have family member with type one diabetes, siblings and close relatives can be screened for antibodies that precede type one diabetes by years. Research is promising, but not quite ready for the big time yet.

In brief: Experimental

There are some experimental investigations ongoing with a national program called trial net.
If you have family member with type one diabetes, siblings and close relatives can be screened for antibodies that precede type one diabetes by years. Research is promising, but not quite ready for the big time yet.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: No way

To do so.

In brief: No way

To do so.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
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