Doctors may find way to Prevent Development of Type 1 Diabetes
Doctors in Sydney. Austrailia believe they have discovered a novel treatment to prevent the development of Type I diabetes - or at least offset its onset by about 10 years.
Researchers are excited about this discovery because it is essentially a new treatment for a high risk patient. A high risk patient is someone who is genetically predisposed to developing Type I diabetes because a parent or sibling already has the disease. With this new treatment - the high risk patient would receive a series of vaccinations that would ward off the development of Type I diabetes.
The compound used in this study has already been tested on humans suffering from other auto immune diseases. Researchers know that all immune cells talk to one another with specific hormones. The hormone that triggers the message to develop Type I diabetes can be inhibited by this compound thereby postponing the development of the disease. Hey - why do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Right?
All-in-all this is pretty good news for the next of kin who have diabetes in the family. Clinical trials will begin in the next 2 years to help reduce the likelihood of developing Type I diabetes. Most assuredly this is a welcomed discovery in the diabetes community. A number like 100% efficacy works for me!