endocrinology
Type 1 diabetes

Oral insulin may prevent type 1 diabetes in high-risk kids

High dose insulin given orally to children at risk of developing type 1 diabetes resulted in an immune response without hypoglycaemia, a double blind, placebo controlled pilot study reports. According to the authors the findings support the need for a phase III trial to determine whether oral insulin can prevent islet autoimmunity and diabetes in genetically at ...

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