CLARiFY

Research area: Stem Cell Biology | Diabetes | Status: Active

Identifying lifelong factors that impact brain health and outcomes in Type 1 Diabetes: The Cognition and Longitudinal Assessments of Risk Factors over 30 Years (CLARiFY) diabetes complications study

This study will provide clinicians with the data required to provide evidence-based clinical management designed to prevent or minimise adverse long-term brain outcomes following childhood onset Type 1 Diabetes.

This study will provide clinicians with the data required to provide evidence-based clinical management designed to prevent or minimise adverse long-term brain outcomes following childhood onset Type 1 Diabetes.

Overview

We are conducting research examining the impact of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) on long-term brain, cognitive, mental health, and functional outcomes. The Royal Children’s Hospital diabetes cohort study is the only prospective study of individuals with T1D from childhood diagnosis through adulthood, with four previous waves of data collection.

T1D may affect brain function, leading to significant personal and public health burdens. The CLARiFY study will describe adult outcomes of childhood-onset T1D in a cohort followed for 30 years from diagnosis and identify which aspects of the disease are most detrimental to the brain and functional outcomes.

This information will allow clinicians to offer optimal clinical management while protecting the developing brain and preserving cognitive function.

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