Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm en Could Drug Treatment Before Diabetes Slow the Disease? http://wesa.fm/post/could-drug-treatment-diabetes-slow-disease <p>A researcher at Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh is hoping to slow the progression of Type 2 diabetes by treating children before they get sick. The hospital will serve as one of six sites in a study that looks to be more proactive in the treatment of the illness.</p><p>“Give them medications to see if we can rest the pancreas and preserve the beta cell function and prevent the progression to full-blown or severe diabetes,” said principal investigator and University of Pittsburgh Pediatric Endocrinologist Silva Arslanian.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 27 May 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 10086 at http://wesa.fm