Seminar: Major Pediatric Diabetes Prevention Trial

Anita_Nucci_PortraitAnita Nucci, PhD, MPH, RD, LD of the School of Nursing and Health Professions Nutrition Department will present “Nutritional Prevention of Type I Diabetes: A Research Trial.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Student Center, Suite 220

Dr. Nucci is the Nutrition Coordinator for the North American Coordinating Center of the worldwide Trial to Reduce Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in the Genetically at Risk (TRIGR).

She will give a status update of the multinational TRIGR trial. The trial is underway on three continents with 2,159 eligible infants randomized to test or control formulas when mothers decide to wean from exclusive breastfeeding. The participants will be monitored until February 2017 for the appearance of diabetes-predictive autoantibodies and clinical type 1 diabetes. This is the largest ever primary type 1 diabetes prevention trial to date.

Outcomes from the trial are already being published:


About Sharon Leslie

Sharon is the subject librarian for Nutrition, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Respiratory Therapy. She is available for research consultations by contacting her at or 404-413-2855.
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