Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus – Genetics and Environmental Factors Study

Dr. Adriana Carrillo-Iregui, pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital discusses the TEDDY study (The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young),  a national study to find out why type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is on the rise in children.  Early data shows that genetic predisposition and environmental factors play a role in the cause of T1 diabetes.

Dr. Carrillo-Iregui is a pediatric endocrinologist within the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. Dr. Carrillo-Iregui received her medical degree at the Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia and completed a pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. She is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. Before joining Nicklaus Children’s she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her research and clinical interest has focused on metabolic disorders related to obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome and type 2 diabetes. She has published extensively and lectured nationally and internationally.

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