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Webcast with JDRF’s Dr. Richard Insel Discussing Diabetes Prevention

February 10, 2011

JDRF International has kicked off the first webcast of the new year with a live Q+A session with JDRF’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Richard Insel. This month the focus is on research in the prevention of type 1 diabetes. At its core, the goal of prevention science is to prevent type 1 diabetes from developing in people who are at risk for the disease. But prevention research may also have important benefits for people currently living with type 1 diabetes.

You can view the recorded Webcast here

Before watching the video, we recommend downloading the Accompanying Prevention Slides

Some of the topics Dr. Insel addresses in the recorded webcast include:

  • What research is JDRF doing to understand the causes of type 1 diabetes?
  • Is it in the genes?
  • Is it caused by the environment?
  • What is being done to prevent the disease from developing in those at risk?
  • How will prevention research help people who already have type 1 diabetes?
  • Are there any promising treatments out there now that can prevent or delay the onset of type 1 diabetes?
  • What kinds of clinical trials are available today that families affected by type 1 diabetes can join to reduce the likelihood of more family members developing type 1 diabetes?

View archived videos, see the upcoming live show schedule or join the JDRF Advocacy Crowd for updates here

The incidence of type 1 diabetes has steadily increased over the past couple of decades. An estimated 3 million Americans currently have type 1 diabetes, and approximately 15,000 adults and 15,000 children are diagnosed with the disease every year.

To learn more about the JDRF Dallas chapter, visit our JDRF Dallas website!

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