Insulin has potential to prevent type 1 diabetes in high risk children, say researchersBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h2116 (Published 22 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2116
- Jacqui Wise
High dose insulin given to children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes resulted in an immune response without hypoglycaemia, a double blind, placebo controlled pilot study has found.
The German researchers said that the findings, published in JAMA,1 support the need for a phase III trial to determine whether oral insulin can prevent islet autoimmunity and diabetes in children genetically at risk.
The incidence of type 1 diabetes has increased in the past few …