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Re: [IP] Parents with Diabetic Children

BTW, it was announced during the ADA scientific sessions in June that insulin 
injections did not prevent diabetes from occurring. The experiment failed.

Jan and Elvis

In a message dated 8/5/01 11:39:13 PM US Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

<< Did you know that there is a blood test you could have done on your 
 that looks for the islet cell antibodies that are thought to be a precursor 
 type 1 diabetes? After our daughter was diagnosed, we had both her older
 brothers tested and, thankfully, they were negative for the antibodies. It is
 called DPT-1 (Diabetes Prevention Trial - type 1). There are testing sites 
 over the country. You can call 1-800-425-8361.
 My understanding is that a negative result is not a guarantee of no diabetes 
 the future, but they do identify people as high risk or medium risk for
 developing type 1. The scientists are studying whether the onset of diabetes 
 be postponed or prevented by insulin injections. We did it just because we
 wanted a little warning if either brother turned out to be at risk. >>
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