Wow. A very small pilot study published in JAMA on Tuesday suggests that a treatment based on the same logic we used to cure our kids' allergies could be used to prevent type 1 diabetes in at risk children. Kids were given small doses of insulin, and then slightly larger doses, over 6 months and responses in their immune systems were measured to see if the doses were likely to be protective. Only 25 children in the study but the results look favourable.
I definitely need to know more. I've asked the researchers for the full paper and will report back!