• Bone Mineral Accrual and Microarchitecture in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
Healthy girls ages 10-16 wanted for a research study of bone density

We are studying the effect of type 1 diabetes (also called juvenile diabetes) on bone density. We are seeking healthy girls without type 1 diabetes in order to compare them to girls with type 1 diabetes. The study involves 3 visits to Massachusetts General Hospital over a 2 year period. At each visit, we will measure bone density with x-rays and do blood and urine tests. Payment for participation is up to $150.

If interested, please call Deborah Mitchell at the MGH Endocrine Unit (617-724-2034) or email healthybones@partners.org
Institution  –  MGH - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Principal Investigator  – Deborah Mitchell, MD
Enrollment Information
For further information about enrolling a patient in this trial, contact the person below.
Name  – Deborah Mitchell, MD
Phone  – 617-724-2034

About Type 1 Diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes accounts for 5 to 10 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes in the US. Type 1 diabetes usually develops in children or young adults, but can start at any age. It may also be known by a variety of other names, including the following:
  • insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM)
  • juvenile diabetes
  • brittle diabetes
  • sugar diabetes
There are two forms of type 1 diabetes:
  • idiopathic type 1 diabetes - refers to rare forms of the disease with no known cause.
  • immune-mediated diabetes - an autoimmune disorder in which the body's immune system destroys, or attempts to destroy, the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Immune-mediated diabetes is the most common form of type 1 diabetes, and the one generally referred to as type 1 diabetes. The information on this page refers to this form of type 1 diabetes.