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Type 1 Diabetes - TrialNet e-news - April 2010

Welcome to the first issue of TrialNet e-news.
Type 1 Diabetes e-news keeps you up-to-date on opportunities to get involved in research and progress being made by TrialNet researchers.

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New Study!

TrialNet launches new study for people recently diagnosed
TrialNet's newest study is for people recently diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (in the past 90 days). The GAD New Onset Study is exploring whether repeated injections of a protein called glutamic acid decarboxylase (GAD) will help people continue to make some of their own insulin... Go

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The Jonas Brothers and their mother team up with TrialNet
The popular Jonas Brothers band and their mother, Denise Jonas, recently teamed up with TrialNet to tape a radio public service announcement (PSA) that is airing on radio stations across the country. With an introduction from the Jonas Brothers, the PSA features Denise Jonas talking about the importance of type 1 diabetes research and screening offered by TrialNet. Listen

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Former Miss America Nicole Johnson says screening is vital
Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19, Nicole Johnson has waged a personal and public campaign against the disease ever since her days as Miss America 1999. Recently, Nicole had her 2-year-old daughter, Ava, screened through Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet to see if she has the has the autoantibodies that indicate an increased risk of developing type 1 diabetes. Go

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Meet the Principal Investigator: Desmond Schatz, M.D.
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is proud to work with the world's leading experts in type 1 diabetes. In this issue, we feature TrialNet principal investigator Desmond Schatz, M.D., from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. Go

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Are there twins in your family?
Twins are very rare, and cases in which one or both twins have type 1 diabetes are even rarer. Studies of identical and fraternal twins and their families are especially helpful for finding the genes and environmental triggers that cause type 1 diabetes. Please think about joining the twin family registry. Go

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