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Diabetes Foundation gives support
to type 1 diabetes study


Good news has reached us once again: the study of diet in type 1 diabetes has received a grant of 31,500 euros from the Swedish Diabetes Foundation.

Last fall the Dietary Science Foundation decided to give 60,000 euros to support a study of how diet could be used to lower and stabilize blood sugar in type 1 diabetes. The researchers behind the study, which will be conducted at Karolinska University Hospital, have since applied for additional grants from a number of other financiers. This fall we got the news that the insurance company Skandia will contribute 238,000 euros and that Stockholm County Council is giving 60,000 euros.

The project also made it to the second round in the Swedish Research Council’s call for clinical research funding. As that funding ultimately didn’t come through, the 31,500 euros from the Swedish Diabetes Foundation is especially welcome.

It’s wonderful that so many different financiers are contributing to the project. The competition for research funding is tough and the researchers have done a tremendous job. They are about to submit an application for ethical approval. After its acceptance they can start preparations for the study itself, which will fill an important knowledge gap in healthcare.

A warm thank you to everyone who has given their support to the Dietary Science Foundation. This project could never have been launched without you.

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