Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes

Investigator:  Mary F Carroll, MD

Status: Recruiting

Sponsor: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)/TrialNet

Contact: Alisa Huson, 541-706-6592 or ahuson@bmctotalcare.com

Location: Bend, Oregon (Central Oregon)

Purpose:

TrialNet is an international network dedicated to the study, prevention, and early treatment of type 1 diabetes. TrialNet sites are located throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, United Kingdom, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand. TrialNet is dedicated to testing new approaches to the prevention of and early intervention for type1 diabetes.

The goal of the TrialNet Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes is to enhance our understanding of the demographic, immunologic, and metabolic characteristics of individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes.

The Natural History Study will screen relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to identify those at risk for developing the disease. Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes have about a 3 to 4 percent chance of being positive for the antibodies associated with diabetes. TrialNet will identify adults and children at risk for developing diabetes by testing for the presence of these antibodies in the blood. A positive antibody test is an early indication that damage to insulin-secreting cells may have begun. If this test is positive, additional testing will be offered to determine the likelihood that a person may develop diabetes. Individuals with antibodies will be offered the opportunity for further testing to determine their risk of developing diabetes over the next 5 years and to receive close monitoring for the development of diabetes.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals 1 to 45 years old who have an immediate family member with type 1 diabetes (such as a child, parent, or sibling)
  • Individuals 1-20 years old who have an extended family member with type 1 diabetes (such as a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent, or half-sibling)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have diabetes already
  • Have a previous history of being treated with insulin or oral diabetes medications.
  • Currently be using systemic immunosuppressive agents (topical and inhaled agents are acceptable)
  • Have any known serious diseases

See this trial at ClinicalTrials.gov

For general inquiries, please contact the BMC Research Department at research@bmctotalcare.com or 877-692-8338.

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