I am interested in hearing from doctors, nurses, parents and patients about ideas on how to recruit newly-diagnosed Type 1 diabetics (first ten weeks) for research studies. How can these folks be recruited even while they are dealing with the shock and confusion of the diagnosis? What would help the doctors and nurses feel comfortable asking for the patient to volunteer so soon after diagnosis? How can we get the patient/parent to volunteer so quickly?
I would also like to hear from parents what they have learned since those early days that they wish someone had told them early on. What do you wish someone had told you?
Any help with these issues would be appreciated!