Australia: Prevent Diabetes Test. Let your relatives participate NOW!

The Type 1 Diabetes Prevention Study

Participation in the Study

Do you have Type 1 Diabetes in the Family?

Anyone that has type 1 diabetes in his or her family can potentially participate in this pivotal study.

If YOU are between the ages of 4 to 30 years and have a relative with type 1 diabetes a simple blood test can determine the likelihood of you also developing type 1 diabetes.

If the test shows that you’re at high risk (i.e. have the critical antibodies), you may be eligible to participate in the study. ONLY 1 in 50 will be eligible to participate, that is why ALL RELATIVES aged between 4 and 30 are urged to have a blood test.

Importantly you could play a crucial role in helping to prevent type 1 diabetes in your children or grandchildren.

Only about two percent of family members who have the blood test will have sufficiently high levels of antibodies that will enable them to participate – this is why it is so critical to encourage as many family members as possible to at least undertake the simple blood test.

In summary, any person aged between 4 and 30 years, is encouraged to register their interest if they have a first-degree (mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter) or second-degree (grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, half-sister, half-brother) relative with type 1 diabetes.