The Temporal Relationship Between the Onset of Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease: A Study Based on Immunoglobulin A Antitransglutaminase Screening
This is an interesting study. Here’s how it works. We have blood tests that help determine whether a patient has an allergy to gluten containing grains (celiac disease). Children with Type I diabetes have a strong association with celiac disease.
This study finds that the celiac disease can be identified before the onset of Type I diabetes. This is significant because there are interventions that can be effective at slowing or stopping the beta cell destruction in the pancreas such as niacinamide. So, if we have an easy blood test we may be able to intervene and stop the progression to diabetes.
Pediatrics — Abstracts: Peretti et al. 113 (5): e418 –