Type 1 diabetes: Baby given insulin powder in trial

A mum has volunteered her baby to take part in a medical trial she hopes will protect the youngster from diabetes.

Chloe Phippard’s five-month-old daughter Ava will take a daily dose of insulin powder to see if it can prevent children developing the condition.

The trial will explore if the immune system can be trained to tolerate the body’s own insulin to prevent onset of type 1 diabetes.

Mrs Phippard said the trial “could give her a chance at living a normal life”.

Type 1 diabetes means the body stops producing insulin, causing glucose levels in the blood to become too high.

It can be life-threatening and even with treatment can lead to blindness, cardiovascular disease and strokes.

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