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Re: [IP] Parents with Diabetic Children



Jan,

Are they still doing the DPT tests? That was valuable info in itself.

Kay

email @ redacted wrote:

> 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
> daughter
>  that looks for the islet cell antibodies that are thought to be a precursor
> to
>  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
> all
>  over the country. You can call 1-800-425-8361.
>
>  My understanding is that a negative result is not a guarantee of no diabetes
> in
>  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
> can
>  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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