It's been long that scientists are trying but are still not able to confirm the actual causes of type-1 diabetes. Now they are planning to conduct a study to investigate if environmental factors have any type of contribution towards this lethal illness.
In Australia, about 40,000 people suffer from this chronic illness. In last two decades, the integer of its patients has got doubled.
However, in comparison to type-2 diabetes, this disease is less common. But since it is an older one, therefore, scientists are trying to know its occurrences and effects. They are also investigating if type-1 diabetes can be triggered into babies that are still in the womb of their mothers.
For carrying out this study, teams at the University of Adelaide and Women's and Children's Hospital are looking forward to hire up to 1,400 women. By carrying out a few analysis and tests, they will try to investigate if harmful and protective environmental factors have any kind of impact on the appearance of this disease in young children.
This study will be a long-term one and will also focus on the role of nutrition, exercise and general health towards the development of this disease. According to lead researcher Professor Jenny Couper, they are trying to know how this disease can be controlled in future.
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