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Friday, October 28, 2011

Free Antibody Testing Available for People with Family Members Diagnosed with Type 1

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Free Antibody Testing Available from TrailNet

An organization called Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is sponsoring several studies which offer those with relatives diagnosed with Type 1 the opportunity to get free antibody testing. Those who have already tested positive for the antibodies can be enrolled in studies involving experimental treatments intended to delay the destruction of beta cells.

To be eligible for the screening test you must meet one of the following criteria:
  • 1 to 45 years of age and have a brother, sister, child, or parent with type 1 diabetes

  • 1 to 20 years of age and have a cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, half sibling, or grandparent with type 1 diabetes
More information about the TrialNet screening and studies can be found at:
Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet: Information for Study Participants

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