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[IPn] Study on genetic basis of kidney disease & diabetes



Pumpers and friends, 
the JDRF is sponsoring a study in which many of
 of you may be interested in participating. Please read the following 
announcement which I received from them.

email @ redacted

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JDRF GoKinD Study Seeking Families, 
Individuals Affected by Type 1 Diabetes

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is sponsoring the 
Genetics of Kidneys in Diabetes (GoKinD) Study to establish a 
repository of DNA and clinical information from adults with Type 1 
diabetes, along with their parents if available, to facilitate 
studies into the genetic basis of nephropathy. Nephropathy develops 
in more than 30 percent of people with Type 1 diabetes, and while 
scientists know a link exists between nephropathy and genes, more 
information is needed. According to Dr. Robert Goldstein, chief 
scientific officer of the JDRF, the samples and data collected in 
this study may allow researchers to design new treatments, or make 
progress in finding cures. For the very first time, there will be a 
large enough sample collection to answer very specific questions of 
genetic susceptibility. 2200 people with Type 1 diabetes are being 
sought for the study, along with the parents of 1100 of these 
individuals.  The study is being conducted at thirty medical centers 
in the U.S. and Canada. The primary participants need to be 18 to 54 
years old and have had Type 1 diabetes for at least 10 to 15 years.  
The GoKinD Study is looking for people with diabetic kidney disease 
as well as people without diabetic kidney disease. Parents do not 
have to have diabetes or kidney disease to participate.  People with 
Type 1 diabetes can participate in the study whether or not their 
parents are available.

To find out more about the study, people can call the study toll free 
at 

1-866-4-Go-KinD (1-866-446-5463) 

or consult the Web site at:

http://www.gokind.org.
Insulin Pumpers web site http://www.insulin-pumpers.org