New Onset Type 1 Diabetes
Finding out that you or a family member has type 1 diabetes can be a difficult time, full of doubts and uncertainty of what lies ahead. Learning about diabetes and the choices you have for its treatment can help you with the difficult decisions you face. This site aims to introduce you to one of these options: participating in a clinical research study for newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, called the RETAIN study.
A Window of Opportunity
Type 1 diabetes is a chronic disease that develops when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own cells in the pancreas (called beta cells). Beta cells normally produce insulin, which allows the body to use energy from food and helps control blood sugar levels. Without insulin, the body cannot function properly.