The Joslin Medalists are individuals who have received medals for having lived with type 1 diabetes for 50 or more years. These medalists have not only survived, but have avoided most of the more serious diabetes related complications. This group is a natural for a study that would seek the factors that explain the longevity and good health of so many type 1 diabetics in the US. If these factors can be determined then there might be a treatment devised that could help younger diabetics to also have long healthy lives. So the study began in 2005, and is headed by doctors George King and Hilary Keenan at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston.
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