Study reaches recruitment target with help of young volunteer – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Thousands of parents worldwide have enrolled a child in an NIH-supported study to find a vaccine or other preventive treatment for type 1 diabetes. Emily Gershbein says her daughter Tilly had a slightly elevated risk for the disease.
Gershbein: So I thought it would be a good idea for her to join in case it might benefit her.
Narrator: Dr. Judy Fradkin, director of diabetes research at NIH, says early diagnosis is key.
Fradkin: People who are at risk of the disease, when they are followed before they get the disease and are diagnosed earlier, often have better outcomes.
Narrator: For more about finding 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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