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Story Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Can adding certain foods to their diet help kids with Type 1 diabetes keep producing their own insulin longer? The answer, according to new research, is yes!

The study, published in the journal Diabetes Care, included more than 13-hundred diabetics under the age of 20.

The researchers tracked how much insulin the kids were producing up to two years after their diagnosis and compared it to their nutritional intake.

They found that adding foods rich in specific amino and fatty acids actually helped them produce some of their own insulin. Insulin is the hormone that helps your body use or store blood glucose.

The winners: Leucine, an amino acid found in dairy, meats, soy, eggs, nuts and whole wheat products helped. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in foods like salmon, were also beneficial.

The researchers say while the participants still required supplemental insulin, continuing to make some of their own insulin, may help reduce their risk of diabetic complications down the road.

I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news doctors are reading health news for healthier living.

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