Diabetes Research: Finding a Cure
The USF Diabetes Center conducts many research studies in children and adults to look for better ways to treat diabetes and ultimately find a cure. You do not have to be a patient of the USF Diabetes Center to participate in research.
The fastest way to a cure is to get involved!
Studies are being conducted in relatives of people who have T1D that can determine the risk of developing the disease up to 10 years before any symptoms or official diagnosis. Those found to be at risk may be able to participate in other studies that look to prevent or delay the progression of T1D. In addition, new studies for newly diagnosed T1D may also preserve the surviving insulin producing cells. Finally, exciting studies are being conducted that look to see if people with T1D are producing any insulin.
Studies are being conducted in children with T2D using common treatment medications currently approved in adults. The hope is that these medications will also be safe and effective in children.