Having a family member with type 1 diabetes can significantly increase your risk of developing diabetes. TrialNet offers a simple screening blood test (using just half a teaspoon of blood) that can identify increased risk for type 1 diabetes many years before symptoms occur.
TrialNet T1D Risk Screening
TrialNet offers risk screening to identify individuals in the early stages of T1D, so they can try to change the course of the disease. Each participant learns about their individual risk and helps us learn more about T1D. If you have a relative with T1D, you’re in a unique position to advance important T1D research.
Who can get screened?
TrialNet T1D risk screening is offered to anyone between the ages of 2.5 and 45 with a sibling, child, or parent with type 1 diabetes OR anyone between the ages of 2.5 and 20 with a sibling, child, parent, cousin, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent or half-sibling with type 1 diabetes. Please note: TrialNet no longer offers rescreening to children who initially test negative for autoantibodies.
TrialNet screening is available at this event, but if you can't make it, we can schedule an appointment or mail a test kit directly to you. For more information, contact Lindsay Demoe by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.