- Publish Date: Posted about 7 years ago
- Author: SciPro
Scotland are running a trail which will involve 6,400 families that have a family member who is affected by type 1 diabetes.
The trial will invite children who have a parent or sibling that is affected with Type-1 Diabetes for a simple test to see if they are at high risk of getting the disease.
If results come back as positive, a drug called Metformin will be offered to patients to see if this prevents the disease from developing, which would be a huge break through in the diabetes world.
Figures show that there are 3.2 million people who have been diagnosed with diabetes in the UK (2013) alarmingly by 2025, it is estimated that five million, yes, five million people will have diabetes in the UK.
With trials like the one in Scotland going ahead, hopefully it will keep this figure down across the rest of the UK & the rest of the world.