Joslin Medalist Study/ Update-2010

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.

2 replies

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

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.


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!