Immune Function in Type 1 Diabetes
Study Name: Immune Function and the Progression to Type 1 Diabetes: Project 1; Project 2; Core A; CoreB
Principal Investigator: Mark Atkinson, Ph.D.
What is the Immune Function and the Progression to Type 1 Diabetes: Project 1; Project 2; Core A; CoreB?
The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the genetics and immune function of blood cells, and viruses in insulin dependent diabetes. We believe the collection of such information will lead to improved ways of treating insulin dependent diabetes as well as a possible cure or prevention.
Who can participate?
• People with established type 1 diabetes
• People with new onset type 1 diabetes
• 1st degree relatives of people with type 1 diabetes
• Individuals without type 1 diabetes of all ages
What do I have to do as a participant?
Experienced personnel will draw a blood sample from you at the time you consent to the study. The amount of blood to be drawn from you will be determined by age and body weight according to guidelines established by the National Institutes of Health. Regardless of age and/or eight never more than 75 cc (which is equivalent to about 9 tablespoons) will be drawn at any given time. A $20.00 gift card is offered as reimbursement for participation in this study.