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Type 1 diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases diagnosed in childhood and affects up to 5000 children and adolescents in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Unlike type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease. Cells in the pancreas which help control blood glucose levels (by secreting insulin) are destroyed by the immune system and therefore people who develop this disease have a considerable life-long burden of managing their glucose levels.

Research projects

A range of type 1 diabetes-focused projects are undertaken by EDOR researchers, including clinical trials for new treatment and management options for children, adolescents, and adults living with this disease.

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