TY - CHAP A1 - Elena Matteucci A2 - Ottavio Giampietro ED1 - Chih-Pin Liu Y1 - 2011-11-21 PY - 2011 T1 - The Enlarging List of Phenotypic Characteristics That Might Allow the Clinical Identification of Families at Risk for Type 1 Diabetes N2 - This book is intended as an overview of recent progress in type 1 diabetes research worldwide, with a focus on different research areas relevant to this disease. These include: diabetes mellitus and complications, psychological aspects of diabetes, perspectives of diabetes pathogenesis, identification and monitoring of diabetes mellitus, and alternative treatments for diabetes. In preparing this book, leading investigators from several countries in these five different categories were invited to contribute a chapter to this book. We have striven for a coherent presentation of concepts based on experiments and observation from the authors own research and from existing published reports. Therefore, the materials presented in this book are expected to be up to date in each research area. While there is no doubt that this book may have omitted some important findings in diabetes field, we hope the information included in this book will be useful for both basic science and clinical investigators. We also hope that diabetes patients and their family will benefit from reading the chapters in this book. BT - Type 1 Diabetes SP - Ch. 15 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21434 DO - 10.5772/21434 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-22 ER -