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KSAT San Antonio

KSAT San Antonio

Can an old drug prevent type 1 diabetes?

news outletKSAT San Antonio
Publish DateJanuary 16, 2019

Lisa Meyers wears an insulin pump and checks her blood sugar several times a day to keep her type 1 diabetes in check. Meyers said, “It’s a 24/7 thing. It’s just a constant thought about blood sugar and how it relates to what I’m gonna do.” She’s a diabetes educator and helps patients navigate the disease. It’s a job she wishes she didn’t have. “If other people could be prevented from having to live this … that, to me, is a joy,” Meyers said. Aaron Michels, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Medicine and Frieda and George S. Eisenbarth Clinical Immunology Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says doctors are better than ever at predicting who will develop type 1 diabetes. “If a disease can be predicted, it really should be prevented,” Michels said.

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