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The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Consortium

  • What is TEDDY?
  • TEDDY Objectives
  • TEDDY Centers
  • What Is TEDDY?

    The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) consortium is a network of centers with a mission to organize international efforts to identify infectious agents, dietary factors, or other environmental factors, which trigger type 1 diabetes in genetically susceptible people.

    TEDDY Objectives

    The primary aim of TEDDY is to identify infectious agents, dietary factors, or other environmental factors including psychosocial events, which may trigger type 1 diabetes in genetically susceptible people. Other aims include creating a central repository with data and biological samples for use by the scientific community, developing novel approaches to identifying infectious pathogens, dietary factors or other environmental influences that may contribute to the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes and developing a better understanding of disease pathogenesis and new strategies to prevent, delay and reverse type 1 diabetes.

    TEDDY Centers

    The TEDDY consortium is co-funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association. The consortium consists of one data coordinating center and 6 clinical centers.



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