Study reaches recruitment target with help of young volunteer – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A growing number of people have a form of diabetes that is not connected to being overweight or eating too much sugar: type 1 diabetes. Emily Gershbein explains why she enrolled her four-year-old daughter in a study to help NIH-supported researchers shed new light on this perplexing disease.
Gershbein: I was just looking for a chance to participate in something that might lead to a cure or a better treatment for diabetes.Narrator: Type 1 diabetes develops when the body’s immune system destroys the pancreas, the organ that produces the hormone insulin. To help researchers find a cure for type 1 diabetes, visit www.diabetestrialnet.org. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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