7. Could children be usefully screened for their risks of getting type 1 diabetes? The USA NPR notes that some children are being screened for five autoantibodies in a research trial there. Having at least two of these antibodies has been shown to increase a person’s risk of later developing type 1 diabetes.
8. In England those with ‘pre-diabetes’ have increased to 1 in 3 adult people. Half of those who are overweight and over 40 years old now have pre-diabetes [evidence no. 19]. If you have pre-diabetes, how can you use it to prevent you going on to get diabetes?