Monday, March 25, 2013

T1D Exchange - Naturally Sweet Sisters Are Part Of The Data

After recently completing our year one research follow-up questionnaire on behalf of the Naturally Sweet Sisters, I was emailed this update on the T1D Exchange Study and I thought I would share it with all of you.

Most importantly, check out those A1c numbers. 

This is EXACTLY why I remind everyone that an A1c should never be a measurement of how hard you are trying or how well you are doing in your efforts as a pancreas.  

See the data? Enough said! 


Characteristics of Approximately 26,000 T1D Exchange Registry Participants

• Individuals with type 1 diabetes of all ages are included in the registry, from less then 1 year old to more than 90 years old Participants By Age
• Around 1,000 participants have had type 1 diabetes for at least 40 years Duration of T1D
• Average HbA1c is higher in children and young adults Mean HbA1c By Age


T1D Exchange Future Studies

Two new T1D Exchange studies are planned to begin in May 2013!

Notepad Severe Hypoglycemia In Older Adults With Type 1 Diabetes
  Study Purpose: To find factors that are linked with severe hypoglycemia events in older adults with type 1 diabetes of long duration.
  Who is eligible?: Adults age 60 years or older who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes prior to age 40 and either have had a severe hypoglycemic event in the past year or who have NOT had a severe hypoglycemic event in the past 3 years.
Metformin Therapy For Overweight Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes
  Study Purpose: To assess the effect and safety of Metformin as an additional therapy in overweight children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
  Who is eligible?: Adolescents age 12 to less than 20 with type 1 diabetes who are in the 85th percentile or greater for body mass index.

If you are interested in participating in either of the above studies and meet the eligibility requirements please contact your diabetes clinic to see if they are participating in the study.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Very interesting!

Naturally Sweet Sisters said...

Nodding my head in complete agreement Scott:)