New Web Site Makes Screening for Type 1 Diabetes Easy

08/29/2011

People with a family member with Type 1 diabetes are 15 times more likely to develop the disease. If someone in your family has Type 1 diabetes, the rest of the family can be screened for free. A new interactive Web site for Type 1 diabetes screening called “Pathway to Prevention” provides locations for screening and other important information. A simple blood test could detect an increased risk for Type 1 diabetes years before symptoms appear. If family members are at increased risk, they may be eligible to participate in clinical trials that are testing ways to prevent and delay Type 1 diabetes. This test is available to eligible
family members of people with Type 1 diabetes through an international research effort led by the National Institutes of Health. Visit www.TrialNetPathwayToPrevention.org to learn more about screening.

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