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Type 1 Diabetes in Children May Be Detected Before Symptoms

According to an article in Reuters Health, scientists participating in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) project have identified “four markers, or autoantibodies, in the blood of the study’s participants that make it possible to detect [Type 1 Diabetes] earlier.” There is currently no cure for the disease, but lead researcher Ake Lernmark, of Sweden’s Lund University, hopes this new information will one day help produce a vaccine.

Find out how the appearance of these autoantibodies can help with early detection in the full article.

Read the abstract from Diabetologia here.