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Our son, now almost 3, was diagnosed with Type 1 five months ago. Now we are thinking of having another child. Is there anything we can do to reduce the 3 to 10% odds we've been reading about? Should the child be breast fed?


There is no evidence yet that BCG, nicotinamide, insulin or any other substance will reduce the risk.

I think there should be clear encouragement to breast feed because of all the other advantages.


Also, see an earlier question about inheriting diabetes, and the possible effects of cow's milk.

Original posting 9 Jul 96


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