A healthy diet and lifestyle is good for everyone. But type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, not caused by overeating or lack of exercise.
Probably not. Most doctors check for the development of diabetes by checking blood sugar levels. Our aim is to prevent type 1 diabetes, therefore we hope to identify those most at risk months or years before their blood sugars are altered.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes occur after approximately 60-85% of a person's insulin producing cells have been destroyed. TrialNet is looking for early markers of risk that can sometimes be found years before the onset of clinical symptoms. This gives researchers a window of opportunity to test therapies aimed at delaying or preventing the onset of type 1 diabetes. Why Participate?
We suggest you also get tested through TrialNet since it assesses whether the autoimmune response has already started. TEDDY tests for genes related to type 1 diabetes.
No. TrialNet screening only determines autoantibodies and will not determine type 2 diabetes risk or blood type.
Yes, risk for type 1 diabetes varies by ethnicity. However, if you have a family member with type 1 diabetes, your risk is still 15 times greater than if you had no family member with type 1 diabetes.
The twin's chance of developing type 1 diabetes is at least 30%.