A Population Based Strategy to Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Using Nicotinamide

  title={A Population Based Strategy to Prevent Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Using Nicotinamide},
  author={R. Elliott and C. Pilcher and D. Fergusson and A. Stewart},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism},
  pages={501 - 510}
  • R. Elliott, C. Pilcher, +1 author A. Stewart
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
  • It has been postulated that treatment with nicotinamide may prevent or delay the onset of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. We report the findings of a population based diabetes prevention trial which tests this hypothesis. 33,658 school children aged 5-7.9 years were randomly selected (by school) from a total population of 81,993 of such children in the Auckland (New Zealand) region. They were offered testing for islet cell antibodies. 20,195 (60%) consented to testing. Of these 185 had… CONTINUE READING
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