Clinical Study Details
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet: Pathway to Prevention Study
A study is being done to learn more about what causes type 1 diabetes and to better define predictors of the disease process. Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes will be screened to determine if they are at risk for developing diabetes. Relatives of people with type 1 diabetes have about a 3-4 percent chance of testing positive for autoantibodies associated with diabetes. These studies provide close monitoring to individuals at risk for developing type 1 diabetes.
You (or your child) are eligible to be screened to determine your risk of developing type 1 diabetes if you (or your child) are a first degree blood relative (sibling, child, or parent) between the ages of 1 and 45 years or a second degree relative (cousin, uncle, aunt, niece, nephew, grandparent, or half-sibling) between 1 and 20 years of age.
Phase I screening involves a simple blood test for the presence of diabetes related autoantibodies which may appear years before type 1 diabetes develops. Additional screening tests will be conducted in Phase II under separate consent for antibody positive individuals. There is no cost for the test.
If you are interested in having either you or your child screened for the Natural History Study, please review the TrialNet brochure and consent form. Once you have reviewed the forms, please contact Karen McVay at (650) 723-5395 or by emailing Karen McVay to discuss any questions you may have and to schedule a screening appointment.
TrialNet public website at http://www.diabetestrialnet.org