BRIDge Study of Type 1 Diabetes

Study Name: Diabetes Translational Research Project
Principal Investigator: Carla Greenbaum, MD
Phone: 1-800-888-4187
Email: Diabetes@BenaroyaResearch.org

What is the BRIDge (formerly JDRF) study of Type 1 Diabetes?

We are inviting you to participate in a research study to help us improve our understanding of diabetes and immune mediated diseases. The study consists of a computer registry where we store your contact, research, and health information and a sample repository where we keep blood and other biologic samples for current and future use in our research. The samples and information will be used for many different studies.

Who can participate?

Individuals who:

  • Have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes within the last 20 years
  • Are age 50 and under
  • Live in the greater Seattle area

What will study participants be asked to do?

Participation in this study consists of visiting the Benaroya Research Institute to give blood samples and answer questions about personal and family medical history. The blood samples are used to investigate genetic markers associated with autoimmune disease and to study measures of autoimmunity such as antibodies and immune system activity. Individuals who were diagnosed with type 1 diabetes less than two years ago may be asked to participate in additional tests. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and is of no direct benefit to participants. All information obtained is kept strictly confidential.

Read the Consent Form here:BRIDGE Consent Form