T1D Exchange Clinic Registry Data Used in Many Studies Featured at the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions

T1D Exchange Clinic Registry Data Used in Many Studies Featured at the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions

-Craig Idlebrook

T1D Exchange Clinic Registry data has been a widely utilized resource by researchers, and studies involving data from this registry often are part of the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions.

Several such studies were unveiled at the 79th Scientific Sessions, held this past weekend in San Francisco. While some of the study results were more likely to provide headline material for science and health writers, a few other studies, which were were just as important, may have been more difficult to characterize in a splashy press release or article.  

At T1D Exchange, we have compiled the results of several studies conducted by the Jaeb Center for Health Research in conjunction with researchers from many other medical research institutions. Each study was accepted for poster presentation at the 79th Scientific Sessions.

Researchers examining T1D Clinic Registry data:

-Found that 17% of adults with type 1 diabetes reported symptoms of a form of nerve damage called diabetic autonomic neuropathy (a condition which may have the following symptoms: pain and numbness in the legs,  digestion and bladder issues, and difficulty controlling heart rate).

-Found that people with type 1 diabetes in the United States were more likely to have been diagnosed with thyroid disease than their German and Austrian counterparts, but less likely to be diagnosed with arthritis.

-Tracked the rates of complications between women with type 1 diabetes who were pregnant and those who had never been pregnant over a five-year period.

-Identified five distinct HbA1c trajectories for 4183 youth in the first decade after their initial type 1 diabetes diagnosis.  

-Provided data to show that islet transplantation can achieve near-normal glycemic control without severe hypoglycemia more often than that observed with standard of care delivered by specialized diabetes care practices.

You can read more about T1D Exchange-related research at the ADA 79th Scientific Sessions here. 

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