Some critical research can only be done on the recently-diagnosed. Unfortunately, with all the shock and confusion, many parents and T1s don't know anything about the research and are very hesitant to participate so early in the process of learning about the disease. Any thoughts on how to recruit the parents, the kids, the adults with T1, or get the doctors and nurses to recruit study participants so early?
Also, if you have had diabetes for a while, or you are the parent or spouse of a T1, what do you know now that you wish had been explained to you during the first few weeks? What would have helped? Were you ready to hear more?
Thanks in advance for your responses!