Janice Arenofsky

Should Babies Be Tested for Diabetes?

(May. 21, 2005) - Parents are asked to consent to diabetes screening of their newborns; high-risk infants — those who test positive for the genes and have at least one close relative with Diabetes 1 — benefit by close follow-up. Participants receive blood tests every three months until age 4 and then every six months until age 15.

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