Dr. Barry Sears Dr. Sears Comments:

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disorder driven by inflammation.  A more fruitful approach would be to reduce inflammation in children with high-risk of type 1 diabetes, especially during their “honeymoon” period when anti-bodies to the beta cells are appearing, but the destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas has not yet begun.  Clinical studies have indicated that high-dose fish oil has significant benefits in the reduction of the inflammation-induced damage to the pancreas in such children.