Joslin Medalist Study/ Update-2010

Richard157
By Richard157 Latest Reply 2010-07-16 02:24:08 -0500
Started 2010-07-15 22:22:53 -0500

Joslin Medalist Study/ Update-2010
I participated in the Joslin Medalist Study on Dec 1, 2009. The study involves an attempt to determine why a significant number of Type 1 diabetics have lived 50 years or more and have no serious complications. If the factors can be found that account for the good health of these long term Type 1 diabetics, then a treatment may be devised so that young and more recently diagnosed Type 1 diabetics can live long lives without complications. More than 550 diabetics have been examined thus far.

The most recent update (2010) of this study is contained in the link below.

http://www.joslin.org/50_year_medalist_study....


2 replies

MAYS
MAYS 2010-07-16 02:24:08 -0500 Report

Richard,
Thanks for the link, the information pertaining to the statistical findings of the type 1 diabetics is amazing, minimal or no serious complications after 50-80 years of diagnosed type 1 diabetes is simply incredible and worth noting by all diabetics and organizations.

~Mays~

Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-07-15 22:27:40 -0500 Report

Wow! Now I wish there was a way to know which group any of us fit into. Genes? Insulin producing? I guess it can be done, but there would be a price! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm posting the study info on my Facebook page for a few equally interested friends!