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Health Agencies Update
July 28, 2004

Type 1 Diabetes Trials

JAMA. 2004;292(4):426. doi:10.1001/jama.292.4.426-d

A newly formed network of 18 clinical centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia is launching clinical studies on type 1 diabetes. The network, Type I Diabetes TrialNet, has initiated two trials, one to understand the biological basis of type 1 diabetes and the other to preserve insulin-secreting β cells in patients newly diagnosed with the disease.

Researchers have been studying the genetic and immune markers for type 1 diabetes for years, and now they hope these efforts will be used to help prevent the disease or stop it from progressing after diagnosis.

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