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High-dose oral insulin may prevent type 1 diabetes in high-risk children

April 21, 2015

Daily high-dose oral insulin compared with placebo resulted in an immune response to insulin without hypoglycemia among children at high risk for type 1 diabetes, according to study findings published in JAMA.

“Antigen-specific therapy with insulin before the development of autoantibodies may induce protective immune responses that prevent the emergence of autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes in genetically at-risk children,” the researchers wrote. “Therefore, we assessed whether oral insulin in children without prior overt autoimmunity can induce a potentially protective immune response to an autoantigen without causing adverse effects.”

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