[ORDiabCoalition] The UW Asks Your Help to Identify Individuals Newly Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes
Carrie L WASHBURN
Carrie.L.Washburn at state.or.us
Tue Jan 29 10:45:54 PST 2008
>>> "Judy Ewings" JEwings at pnri.org> 1/28/2008 4:52 PM >>
The University of WA asks your help to Identify Students Newly Diagnosed
with Type 1 Diabetes
We are conducting a new experimental research study at the University of
Washington Clinical Research Center (and 5 other University Sites in the
country) to try to stop the complete destruction of the insulin producing
cells in the pancreas.
Individuals must enroll in this study within 6 weeks of their Type 1
diabetes diagnosis, and must be at least 14 years of age. Most of the
insulin cells are already killed by the time the diagnosis is made, but
approximately 20% are still working. Without any therapy, the remaining 20%
of cells will be killed within a few months or years after diagnosis.
This experimental therapy uses a monoclonal antibody to try to save the
remaining 20% of the insulin cells from further attack. Saving even a few
insulin cells in the pancreas is very important because it can greatly help
to control blood glucose levels.
Research has proven that keeping blood sugar levels closer to normal
significantly reduces or eliminates the complications associated with
diabetes such as eye, heart, kidney, nerve and blood vessel problems.
As a member of the Oregon Diabetes Coalition, you may hear of patient's new
diagnosis. We're asking your help to inform families of this new research
therapy. If you, or your patients would like more information on this
research, please call Martha Pyne, Clinical Research Coordinator, toll free
at 1-888-324-2140, or email at mpyne at pnri.org
Thank you for your help!
Pacific NW Research Institute
jewings at pnri.org
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