Now Recruiting Participants for a Research Study!

June 10, 2024
By: Stephanie Manthanarack

‘Sending out an S.O.S.’

Study title: Monitoring markers of survivor beta cell function and stress in recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes

Is your child interested in participating in a research study on type 1 diabetes?

Dr. Peter Thompson and Dr. Brandy Wicklow are conducting a research study to measure markers of the remaining insulin-producing beta cells in the first 5 years after diagnosis of type 1 diabetes in children and teens at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba and Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg.

The ‘survivor’ beta cells send out marker signals akin to an S.O.S. distress call. These markers are detectable in blood and can provide useful information about the beta cell’s functional status and stress level. A better understanding of ‘survivor’ beta cells may reveal important clues as to how type 1 diabetes progresses after diagnosis and offer insights that will help us improve glycemic control in recently diagnosed individuals.

Your child may be eligible if they are:

-Aged 2-17.5 years old

-Physician diagnosed type 1 diabetes within 0-5 years

If you would like to receive more information and be contacted about this study, please email the study principal investigator Dr. Thompson ( or contact by phone (204-975-7706).

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