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Detecting diabetes in children before symptoms appear

Doctors may be able to detect type 1 diabetes in children before they exhibit any symptoms of the disease, new research from Sweden shows.Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that often appears in childhood and is the result of the body being unable to produce the hormone insulin.Scientists taking

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease just like rheumatoid arthritis.  Early detection occurs during the honeymoon period in which the beta cells can still produce enough insulin to control blood-sugar levels.  Animal studies are clear that high-dose fish oil can dramatically postpone the damage to the beta cells by reducing the inflammatory attack on them.


  1. Gail Wisner

    Have there been any documented cases of reversal of diabetes Type I in children, 2 years after diagnosis? Any breakthrough cures on the horizon?


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