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      Treatment of Prediabetic Patients with Insulin: Experience and Future


      Hormone Research in Paediatrics

      S. Karger AG

      Diabetes, Insulin, Insulin immunization, Prediabetes

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          Administration of insulin by a variety of routes can prevent the onset of diabetes and the destruction of pancreatic β-cells in prediabetic animals. Moreover, intensive insulin therapy improves β-cell function in patients with recent-onset type 1 diabetes. Preliminary trials have suggested that treatment of high-risk prediabetic patients with insulin can prevent the onset of diabetes. In addition, long-term insulin treatment appears to have no significant side-effects in non-diabetics. However, the mechanism of the protective action of insulin is not yet understood. Several large-scale controlled trials have been organized (e.g. the Diabetes Prevention Trial 1, DPT-1, and the European Paediatric Prediabetes Subcutaneous Insulin Trial, EPP-SCIT), to evaluate the effect of prophylactic insulin therapy in the prevention or delay of diabetes in high-risk paediatric individuals.

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          Hormone Research in Paediatrics
          S. Karger AG
          10 December 2008
          : 45
          : Suppl 1
          : 44-47
          INSERM U342 and Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Hôpital Saint Vincent de Paul, Paris, France
          184829 Horm Res 1996;45:44–47
          © 1996 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 4
          Symposium II: Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus


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