“I have a lot of friends who have kids with Type 1” diabetes, says Jeri Seidman, whose daughter Hannah is taking part in a study of genetic risk for the disease at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. “My friends’ children have been hospitalized for many days, and the initial diagnosis was incredibly scary.”

“I have a lot of friends who have kids with Type 1” diabetes, says Jeri Seidman, whose daughter Hannah is taking part in a study of genetic risk for the disease at University of Virginia in Charlottesville. “My friends’ children have been hospitalized for many days, and the initial diagnosis was incredibly scary.”