Family screening tests risk of developing type 1 diabetes
The McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center is part of an international research network called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. The center is screening relatives of individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to see if they are at risk for developing the disease. The TrialNet research study offers a blood test that can identify increased risk for T1D up to 10 years before symptoms appear.
TrialNet offers screening to individuals:
- Ages 1-45 with a parent, brother, sister or child with T1D
- Ages 1-20 with a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent, half-brother, half-sister or cousin with T1D
Screening is available in the McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center (located on the fourth floor of the Gardenview building at Children’s – St. Paul, 345 N. Smith Ave., Suite 404. There is no fee to participate, and parking vouchers will be provided to all participating families.