Type 1 Diabetes Resistor Study Seeking Participants


If you are living with Type 1 diabetes[1], you may be interested in a currently recruiting study from the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center.

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The researchers are seeking to “identify and confirm substances that are associated with protection from complications of Type 1 diabetes” by studying people who have not developed severe eye and/or kidney disease after 30–49 years with Type 1. They aim to show that factors that are associated with protection from complications after 50 or more years with Type 1 diabetes may also be associated with protection from complications in those with higher HbA1c[2] levels (an indicator of blood sugar control over the previous 2–3 months) but fewer years living with diabetes.

Eligible participants are those who have been living with Type 1 diabetes for 30–49 years, have an HbA1c level of at least 7.5%, and do not have proliferative eye disease or who do not have kidney disease.

For more information about the research, visit the Joslin Diabetes Center website[3]. And for questions about the trial, contact Stephanie D’Eon at stephanie.d’[email protected][4] or (617) 309-4532.

This blog entry was written by Web Editor Diane Fennell.

Endnotes:
  1. Type 1 diabetes: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/type-1-diabetes/
  2. HbA1c: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/diabetes-resources/definitions/hba1c/
  3. visit the Joslin Diabetes Center website: http://www.joslin.org/diabetes-research/Research-Studies-for-People-with-Type-1-Diabetes.html
  4. stephanie.d’[email protected]: mailto:stephanie.d

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