Genetics of Kidney in Diabetes Study (GoKinD)
DLS is establishing a collection of DNA, serum, plasma, and urine for studying the genetic risk factors of the renal disease of Type 1 diabetes. The Genetics of Kidney in Diabetes (GoKinD) Study is designed to be part of an international effort to provide sample sets for the study of the genes predisposing to renal disease. GoKinD is a collaboration between CDC, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Joslin Diabetes Center, the George Washington University Biostatistics Department and the University of Minnesota. This study will provide a sample collection from families with Type 1 diabetes and kidney disease together with samples from control subjects who have Type 1 diabetes but no kidney disease. This collection will help determine pathways for intervention to prevent diabetic kidney disease and allow targeting of preventive therapies.