FDA approves drug that can delay onset of T1D

The FDA has now approved the use of teplizumab (Tzield), the world’s first ever immunotherapy for Type 1 diabetes, by people at risk of Type 1 diabetes.

A clinical trial found that teplizumab can delay Type 1 diabetes by an average of three years in people at high risk of developing the condition.

Chris Askew OBE, Chief Executive at Diabetes UK, said: “Today’s landmark approval of teplizumab in the US is the start of a seismic shift in how Type 1 diabetes is treated. For 100 years, people living with Type 1 diabetes have relied on insulin to treat the condition, and today’s decision means that for the first time, the root cause of the condition – an immune system attack – can be tackled, and Type 1 diabetes potentially delayed for up to three years.”

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