Screening for Type 1 Diabetes
If you have a relative with Type 1 diabetes, you may be at higher risk of developing the disease, making it imperative that you get screened. There are now simple blood tests that can determine your risk of developing Type 1 diabetes before symptoms occur. Not only are there significant benefits to early detection, but as undiagnosed Type 1 can be fatal, screening saves lives. Benefits to getting screened for Type 1 Diabetes include:
- Detecting T1D early reduces the likelihood of Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hospitalization at diagnosis.
- Opportunities to participate in clinical trials to prevent or delay the onset of T1D for years after screening
- Knowing your results gives you peace of mind and time to prepare
For more information on the benefits of screening check out this interview with JDRF Director of Research Frank Martin and read 5 Reasons to Get Screened for Type 1 Diabetes.
Learn More About Screening Options
T1Detect from JDRFT1Detect, JDRF’s screening education and awareness program, will arm you with the information you need before and after getting screened for type 1 diabetes (T1D) autoantibodies. Until now, T1D symptoms and a diagnosis often come out of the blue. Today, families can use testing to detect T1D early so they can plan and prepare. With one blood test, anyone at any age can find out—before symptoms even occur—if they are at risk for developing T1D. The test is easy, simple and can help save lives. Everyone, regardless of relation to someone with confirmed T1D, is eligible.
TrialNetIf you have a relative with T1D, you’re in a unique position to help us learn more about the disease and how to prevent it. Offered through the TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study, risk screening uses a simple blood test that can detect your risk of T1D years before symptoms appear. If you are in the early stages of T1D, you may be eligible for a prevention study. Take the first step and get screened.
Read the Latest Screening News
JDRF Launches Program to Advance Universal Screening for Type 1 DiabetesT1Detect is a new screening initiative designed to make early detection of Type 1 diabetes easier and more accessible to a broad population. MORE
New Evidence Shows Vital Importance of Screening For T1D in ChildrenBy screening for Type 1 diabetes in children, Bavaria was able to decrease rates of diabetic ketoacidosis at diagnosis.MORE
Firsthand Screening Accounts
Knowledge is Power: Screening for T1DAfter their first daughter was diagnosed with T1D, the Brzozowski family decided to have their youngest child screened, and discovered that she would eventually develop Type 1 diabetesMORE
For more information about the importance of recognizing the symptoms of Type 1 and educating others to prevent DKA and other complications, explore our Warning Signs Awareness Campaign.