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KUSA - Experts say there can be a large burden for families with child who has diabetes. So the Barbara Davis Center on the Anshutz Medical Campus is taking part in the FL3X study.

The study is helping teach kids, 13 to 16 years old, and their families who how to effectively manage their diabetes.

Dr. David Maahs with the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes says it's hard for any teen to look ahead 20 to 30 years.

"If there are sub optimal glucose levels, there could be complications in the future. They could see eye disease or even kidney disease,"

The Barbara Davis Center is one of five centers across country working on this study.

The final goal in all of this is to create a model for clinics all across the country to teach kids everywhere how to empower themselves to take care of their diabetes.

The study is accepting young people from 13 to 16-years old with Type 1 diabetes.

It is free to their families and will help them learn how to manage their child's diabetes.

For more information and how to get into the study contact 303-724-8478

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