Study reaches recruitment target with help of young volunteer – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Type 1 diabetes develops when the body’s immune system destroys the pancreas, the organ that produces insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need insulin injections to properly process glucose. Dr. Judy Fradkin, director of diabetes research at NIH, says finding the root of type 1 diabetes could be key to controlling it.
Fradkin: Some of the kinds of things we think might be involved are gastrointestinal viruses. We’re also looking very closely at dietary factors that might influence the risk of type 1 diabetes.
Narrator: Researchers are seeking volunteers to help find a cure for type 1 diabetes. For details, 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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