Patients are participating in type 1 diabetes research around the world

We currently have a number of clinical trials and research studies seeking patients managing Type I diabetes. We can help find trials and research studies near you and may help you to get access to those opportunities.

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Type 1 Diabetes clinical trials and research studies

What is Type 1 Diabetes?

Approximately 10% of all people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes or insulin-dependent diabetes, is a chronic autoimmune condition in which the immune system is activated to destroy the cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. As a result, over time the pancreas produces little or no insulin. Without insulin, the body’s cells cannot turn glucose into energy. People living with type 1 diabetes depend on insulin every day of their lives to replace the insulin the body is unable to produce. This is achieved with insulin injections several times a day or the use of an insulin pump. People with type 1 diabetes must also test their blood glucose levels multiple times throughout the day. Without insulin, the body burns its own fats as a substitute which releases chemical substances in the blood. Without ongoing injections of insulin, the dangerous chemical substances will accumulate and can be life-threatening if untreated. This is a condition called ketoacidosis. Long term, type 1 diabetes complications may become disabling and can lead to heart and blood vessel disease, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney damage (nephropathy), eye damage, foot damage, skin and mouth conditions, pregnancy complications and can even become life-threatening. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and a normal blood sugar level can dramatically reduce the risk of many complications. The onset of type 1 diabetes occurs most frequently in those who are under 30 years of age, although new research suggests that approximately half of those who develop type 1 diabetes are over the age of 30.

Where is Type 1 Diabetes research now?

Extensive research is ongoing around the world in type 1 diabetes treatment and prevention in those with several risk factors. Because of the widespread incidence of type 1 diabetes, and the significant long-term impacts type 1 diabetes has on a person's life, type 1 diabetes research is one of the largest medical research communities in the world.

How can I get involved in Type 1 Diabetes research?

Getting involved in type 1 diabetes research and clinical trials may be a part of your treatment plan, or it may help pave the way in developing new diagnostics and therapies that will benefit others. There are a large number of clinical trials and research studies undertaken each year to understand and treat type 1 diabetes.

Participants participated for type 1 diabetes trials around the world

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Type 1 Diabetes clinical trials and research studies around the world

32 trials

Phase 1

22 trials

Phase 2

10 trials

Phase 3

13 trials

Phase 4

154 trials


Leading areas of type 1 diabetes research

Types of type 1 diabetes