Predicting kidney complications early in type 1 diabetes

Scientific title: Predictors of Early Stage Decline in Kidney Function in Type 1 Diabetes
Principal Investigator: Professor Helen Colhoun
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Project duration: 01/04/2016 – 30/09/2018

Objective: The aim of this study is to look for new ‘biomarkers’ in people with type 1 diabetes which will help doctors to predict as clearly as possible, who is at riskHelen Colhoun of kidney complications so that they can be identified and treated more quickly.

This study is important because there are currently no specific preventive drugs which exist for chronic kidney disease in people with type 1 diabetes.

The team hopes to be able to use these biomarkers in further studies, enabling them to more accurately predict who is most likely to need treatment for chronic kidney disease and be able to treat them while they are in the early stages.

This research will be conducted in collaboration with other JDRF-funded groups by combining expertise and data, sharing samples and confirming each other’s findings.

Categories: Treat, Complications, Strategic Research Agreement