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Blood Test To Predict Diabetes In Children

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January 24, 2000
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Netherlands Organization For Scientific Research
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Medical researchers at the Sophia Children¹s Hospital and Rotterdam Erasmus University have developed a reliable blood test to diagnose diabetes in children at an early stage. The test allows them to predict the development of the condition with a reliability of 50%.

Medical researchers at the Sophia Children¹s Hospital and Rotterdam Erasmus University have developed a reliable blood test to diagnose diabetes in children at an early stage. The test allows them to predict the development of the condition with a reliability of 50%. Previously juvenile diabetes could only be diagnosed early by examining family members of patiens suffering from this disease. Funding for the research was provided by the NWO¹s Council for Medical Sciences, the Netherlands Diabetes Fund and Care Research Netherlands. For this research, Dr. M. Batstra was awarded the F. Gerritzen Prize, which goes to the top Dutch researcher each year in the field of diabetes.


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