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Talking Type 1.

Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is leading the way on research into all autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 Diabetes. As BRI investigates Type 1 Diabetes at the molecular level, they wanted to help people outside the lab understand the basics of the disease.   

Spitball signed on to write about Type 1 Diabetes from a parent's perspective. We addressed common misconceptions, explained how Type 1 Diabetes differs from Type 2 Diabetes, and highlighted how the team BRI is working to develop new treatments and, maybe someday, a cure. The strategy was straightforward: demonstrate the critical importance of BRI's research through a simple tool for understanding what Type 1 Diabetes is - and isn't.