Diabetes UK is calling on children and teenagers with Type 1 diabetes to help researchers prevent diabetes-related heart and kidney disease. We are looking for those who live near Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Bolton, Northampton, Norwich, Stockport and Wigan.
Help prevent complications
We are asking parents of 10 to 16-year-olds with diabetes from these areas to register their children with a local research centre and supply urine samples to be used in research. Using the collection of samples, new studies will look at ways of improving prevention of heart and kidney problems among people with diabetes.
The research, being led by investigators from Cambridge University and supported by Diabetes UK, will also ask many participants to join another study looking at the effects of two medicines, currently used in adults to lower blood pressure and blood fats, which could prevent future risk of other complications in diabetes including stroke, amputation and blindness.
Lead researcher Professor David Dunger said, "We need to sign up another 500 young people in the UK before Christmas. Please help us put together another piece of the jigsaw in our understanding of Type 1 diabetes."
Director of Research at Diabetes UK, Dr Iain Frame, said, "This is a great opportunity for people with diabetes to play their part in crucial research which will help us combat the complications of diabetes and improve the lives of people living with the condition in the UK and the rest of the world."
Register to take part
To register to take part in the study, please email the Nephropathy Family Study nurse in your area:firstname.lastname@example.org@bch.nhs.ukIndy.Birak@email@example.comJessica.Nichols@firstname.lastname@example.orgElizabeth.Jacklin@email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org@ngh.nhs.ukJoe.email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.orgJamie.Dolan@wwl.nhs.uk