From Cincinnati, Ohio, USA:
I have a 20-year-old son who was with type 1 diabetes about two years ago. Would it be beneficial to have his 15-year-old brother, who does not have diabetes, take Omega 3 supplements to help cut the risk of developing type 1 diabetes?
There is no evidence that Omega supplements do this, except in some research studies. It is not much likely that there is harm, but the benefits and risks are unknown for any individual. You may want to discuss whether or not there are research studies available that would provide genetic testing and/or antibody testing as this could help determine more detailed risk for siblings.
Original posting 26 Oct 2007
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:14
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.