People with Type 1 Diabetes for five or more years who are 8 years or older

 

Study Name: Evaluation of residual beta cell function and immunologic features in patients with longstanding type 1 diabetes.

Study Sponsors: National Institute of Health           

Principal Investigator: Stephen E. Gitelman, M.D., Director of the Pediatric Diabetes Program at U.C.S.F.

 

Who can sign up for this study? Volunteers 8 years or older who have had type 1 diabetes for five or more years and have a hemoglobin A1c < 9.5%.

In addition, volunteers may not:

  • Be pregnant
  • Prior or current use of immune altering drugs such as steroids
  • Have another long term chronic illness  

 

What is this study about? This study aims to evaluate differences in the immune systems of people who have had type 1 diabetes for five or more years who still make some insulin versus those who do not.  It will also establish a blood bank for future studies of type 1 diabetics.

 

What will happen in this study? All volunteers will undergo a screening visit where they will be asked questions about their medical history and will undergo a blood draw.  If that blood draw determines that they are still making some insulin, they will be asked to return for a 4 hour mixed meal tolerance test.  Volunteers may agree to be contacted for future research.

 

How long will this study last?  Volunteers will be followed for these 2 visits only unless they agree to be contacted for future research.  

 

Reimbursement: All volunteers will be reimbursed $25 for the initial blood draw, and $100 for the mixed meal tolerance test.  Parking during the study visits will also be reimbursed.

 

For more information please contact: Ashley Berhel at Ashley.Berhel@ucsf.edu.