For this study’s protocol—overseen by an Institutional Review Board—newly diagnosed patients receive monthly subcutaneous injections the first year, quarterly checkups the second year, and twice-yearly visits the final two years.
Two-thirds of participants will receive Canakinumab; one-third will receive a placebo. If successful, the drug will extend the “honeymoon” phase during which the pancreas continues functioning.
The University of Minnesota is also participating in other studies trying to alter the immune course of new onset diabetes. For more information, visit www.diabetestrialnet.org or email Toni Moran, M.D., firstname.lastname@example.org.
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