"It is done now try to provide children with an elevated risk for type 1 diabetes, the insulin in the mouth. It is hoped that the children later in life to avoid contracting the disease, reports the Echo."
" Diabetes is a tough disease to live with. Lifelong you need to treat him with insulin, and therefore, it would be a great prize to be able to prevent the disease, " says Helena Elding Larsson, a pediatrician at Skåne university hospital, who is leading the study in Skåne."
"Around 750-850 children and young people are diagnosed annually in the diabetes type 1, which means that their own immune system attacks the body's insulin-producing cells. The children included in the study, insulin along with food and drink."
"It is a way to try to accustom the immune system on insulin so that it does not develop antibodies," says Elding Larsson for the radio station."
"Right now, included 30 children, who carry on the genes, which means an elevated risk of diabetes, in the study. They have been found by that the blood sample has been taken in the umbilical cord at around 2 000 newborn children in Skåne since the summer."
"the Same study is done on a total of six other sites in Germany, Poland, the Uk and Belgium. The goal is to find a total of over 1 000 children with an elevated risk. The hope is to be able to present a result by 2025."