VCU offers drug to delay type I diabetes

Dr. Bryce Nelson heads pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Richmond. (Credit: VCU)

Type One diabetes is rare, but it tends to run in families, and if you have a close relative with the disease your lifetime odds are 5 to 7%.

Now, doctors can offer a medication that prevents development for an average of two years. Children’s Hospital of Richmond is helping families to get tested and to come in for treatment, as Sandy Hausman reports.

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