Italy 1st to Introduce T1 Screening for Children

The Italian government has become the first to introduce a National Paediatric Screening Law for type 1 diabetes.

Introduced by the Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies, Giorgio Mulè, the law was approved in the Health Commission.

It is hoped the screening will help prevent children aged 1 to 17 most likely to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes due to family history.