Relatives of Type 1 Diabetics: Age 1 to 45 Years - Antibody Screening
TRIALNET NATURAL HISTORY STUDY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES - SCREENING RELATIVES OF PEOPLE WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES (T1D) TO FIND OUT IF THESE FAMILY MEMBERS ARE AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES
The UCSF Pediatric Diabetes Clinical Research Program is screening relatives of people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to find out if these family members are at risk for developing diabetes. Screening involves a simple blood test for the presence of diabetes-related autoantibodies that may appear years before T1D develops. This screening is part of a national research program called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet and is being conducted to help understand more about the development of T1D and to look at ways to delay or prevent T1D.
First-degree blood relatives (brothers, sisters, parents, and siblings) who are 1 to 45 years old as well as second-degree blood relatives (cousins, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, half-siblings) who are 1 to 20 years old may be screened.
If you learn that you are at risk for developing T1D, additional tests will be offered to estimate your chances of developing T1D. You will be closely monitored for early detection of T1D. Early detection may reduce your chances of developing complications.
In addition, TrialNet has other studies under development. If you qualify, you may have an opportunity to be enrolled in a diabetes prevention study. The goal of prevention studies is to determine whether new therapies can delay or prevent the onset of T1D in “at-risk” individuals. If you do develop T1D, and if you qualify, you may have the opportunity to be enrolled in an intervention study. The goal of these studies is to preserve insulin secretion in people with newly diagnosed T1D.
For more information: Contact study coordinators David Ng at (415) 514-3730 or Kathleen Breen, RN at (415) 502-8640 or visit the following website: http://www.diabetestrialnet.org/nh_flas.html.
Stephen E. Gitelman, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Diabetes Program at UCSF