participate in studies that are testing ways to slow down its
-- If diabetes can be delayed, even for a few years, those at risk may be
able to postpone the difficult challenges of trying to control their
glucose levels and the potential development of complications. Potential
complications of type 1 diabetes include heart disease, stroke,
blindness, kidney damage and lower-limb amputations.
-- Each year, more than 15,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with type
1 diabetes. It's the leading cause of diabetes in children and
adolescents, far surpassing those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
-- An autoimmune disease, type 1 diabetes develops more often in children
and young adults. In the U.S., the peak ages for diagnosis are between
11 and 14. Currently there are no known ways to prevent or reverse the
disease. Unlike type 2 diabetes, which can sometimes be prevented or
controlled by diet and exercise, type 1 diabetes requires a lifelong
dependence on daily insulin injections.
-- We can put you in touch with TrialNet researchers, which include some of
the world's leading experts on type 1 diabetes, who can discuss the
latest developments in prevention, research and treatment. We can also
connect you with your closest TrialNet medical center that is conducting
free screening and provide you with access to the lead physician and
people who are taking part in the screening process.
-- More information about Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet screening and research
is available at http://www.DiabetesTrialNet.org or 1-800-425-8361.
|SOURCE Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet|
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