Bart's-Oxford (BOX) family study
Type 1 diabetes is caused when the immune system makes a mistake and targets the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas for destruction.
The Bart's-Oxford (BOX) Family Study is an observational population-based study following young people with type 1 diabetes and their relatives.
The study has been running for more than 30 years and is dedicated to developing strategies that identify people who are at risk of progressing to type 1 diabetes.
We know that gene and immune marker combinations associated with the process that causes type 1 diabetes can differ from person to person and that these are changing as the rate of the condition increases.
Our research team is dedicated to understanding the causes of type 1 diabetes with the ultimate goal of future prevention.