Type 1 Diabetes Screening by TrialNet

Family members of people with type 1 diabetes can be screened for risk, free of charge, at the JDRF North Florida Chapter Jacksonville One Walk on Saturday, April 7th.

The test is a simple blood draw that can identify autoantibodies that signal an increased risk of type 1 diabetes. These autoantibodies may show up years before symptoms appear. If testing shows you are at increased risk, you can be closely monitored and may be eligible to take part in clinical studies testing ways to slow down or stop disease progression.

Who can be screened? Anyone between the ages of 1 and 45 with a sibling, child or parent with type 1 diabetes; or anyone between the ages of 1 and 20 with a cousin, half-sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, or grandparent with type 1 diabetes. For more information contact Kim Ponthieux kp0048@nemours.org

Look for the TrialNet tent inside Metro Park! Not attending the walk? Contact TrialNet at 1-877-343-2377 for a clinic appointment or to locate a lab location close to your home.