The McNeely Pediatric Diabetes Center at Children’s – St. Paul is part of an international research network called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet. It currently 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 an increased risk for T1D up to 10 years before symptoms appear.
TrialNet offers screening to:
- Anyone ages 1-45 with a parent, brother, sister or child with T1D.
- Anyone age 1-20 with a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent, half-brother/sister or cousin with T1D.
Children’s will host a free screening event from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Feb. 21 at the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes at the Mall of America. For more information or to refer eligible families, contact Brittany Machus, clinical research associate, at [email protected] or (651) 220-5730.