One step back, two steps forward

Mark A. Sperling

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In summary, we may be disappointed at the outcome of DPT-1, but we need not be despondent. The disappointing step backwards has been offset by two strides forward; the feasibity of conducting large, complex, co-operative studies for diabetes prevention, and confirmation that beyond a certain point, we can predict the future appearance of type 1 diabetes mellitus in a high-risk population. Extending these tools to the population at large and refining the assessment of immunological markers before islet cell destruction is irreversible are logical next steps to predict prevent type 1 diabetes. The technology to achieve these goals is steadily becoming feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-146
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Diabetes
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001


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