Investigating the prodrome of Type 1 diabetes in childhood using SAIL and Brecon Group data to reduce ketoacidosis at presentation
Principal / Lead investigator
- Ms Julia Townson (Cardiff University)
Co-investigators / research team
- Dr Nick Francis, Cardiff University
- Prof Lesley Lowes, Cardiff University
- Prof John Gregory, Cardiff University
Type of study
Cohort data linkage study
The aim of the research is to get a better understanding of the pathway to diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in childhood. By exploring the number, reason and any point of care tests conducted at children’s appointments with their GP, prior to being diagnosed with T1D, we may be able to develop interventions to aid earlier diagnosis. Earlier diagnosis is critical to ensure children do not present seriously unwell or die with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) at diagnosis.
Who is the study sponsor?
The Novo Nordisk UK Research Foundation
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How could this research potentially benefit patients?
This study will inform further development of the GP and GP practice nurse intervention with the aim to reduce mortality and morbidity of patients with potential cost benefits to the health service.
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