Note: The content in the body of this page is archived and provided for reference
purposes only. NIDDK no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as
a reference or resource.
NIDDK Home :
Clinical Research : The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young
The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) Consortium
What is TEDDY?
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.
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.
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.
National Institutes of Health (NIH),
9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892
NIH…Turning Discovery Into Health®