Autoimmune Diabetes: Disease Markers and Treatment of Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA)
Research has worked out that b-cells are being destroyed by cytokines released from
inflammatory cells. One hypothesis in that T-reg is a cause of autoimmunity, and that T-reg
concentrations are low in patients with newly diagnosed diabetes type 1.
Blood samples will be taken from 10 patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes, Latent
Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA) and type 1 diabetes older than 10 years and the same
amount of samples from healthy, age- and sex-matched blood donors. Markers of autoimmune
diabetes will be analyzed.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
Valdemar Grill, M.D, PhD
Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine
Norway:National Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics