Type 1 Diabetes Prevention
Several efforts examine the possibility of halting the development of type 1 diabetes. So far the results are mixed -- at best.
The European Nicotinamide Diabetes Intervention Trial, or ENDIT, conducted
in Europe, Canada, and the U.S., is looking at whether high doses of
nicotinamide, a form of Vitamin B3 with antioxidant properties, can help to
preserve beta-islet cell function in people at risk for type 1 diabetes due to
their family history. Trial results, announced at a European diabetes meeting
in early 2003, indicated that the supplement offered no additional protection
against diabetes, Dupre tells WebMD.