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In the news: Routine blood tests can predict Diabetes

Researchers in Germany (however patients were from all over the world in their research) have found that routine blood tests can predict if children with a genetic tie to diabetes will actually develop Type 1 diabetes.  They found that if a child has two or more autoantibodies, it's nearly inevitable that they will develop the disease.

The research followed participants for 15 years and tested children when they were very young.  They believe this will help delay or prevent diabetes in those predisposed to develop it.  

Would you test your kids to find out if they are at high risk of developing Type 1 Diabetes?
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My kids have undergone testing and are negative. Despite this, and a low carb diet, their blood glucose levels as measured by hba1c are slowly rising over time.
There are also autoimmune disease prevention protocols that some people are using to prevent t1D, these include monitoring vitamin D levels and dosing Vitamin D and Omegas, as well as adopting low carb diets.
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