Introduction to Type 1 Research

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Since there is no cure for diabetes, we must focus on proper care.

The UCSF Diabetes Center is dedicated to research and clinical care for individuals and families with diabetes.

The emphasis must be on caring for diabetes, since there is no safe, easy and efficacious cure for type 1 diabetes. However, current medical researchers have made great inroads toward understanding the genetic and molecular factors that lead to the destruction of islet cells.

Medical researchers have also been exploring novel ways to:

  • Diagnose those who are at high risk for developing diabetes
  • Prevent the onset of the clinical manifestation of the disease
  • Slow the progression of diabetes in the newly diagnosed period and
  • Restore the body’s ability to produce insulin with pancreas and islet cell transplants

The Diabetes Center at the University of California, San Francisco is dedicated to research and clinical care for individuals and families with diabetes.

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