News Archive: Summer 2018

Once again, we will be attending the JDRF Family Picnic to screen family members of people with type 1 diabetes to detect the early stages of T1D. Family members are 15 times more likely to develop type 1 diabetes and a simple screening test is accurate at detecting the early warning signs for developing diabetes and provide access to prevention studies.

 

This screening is performed as part of the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet – an NIH funded research group working on Type 1 Diabetes prevention.

 

Who can be screened?

• People between the age of 1 and 45 with a parent, brother, sister, or child with T1D

• People between the age of 1 and 20 with a grandparent, aunt/uncle, cousin, niece/nephew, or half-sibling with type 1 diabetes

 

We will be doing the screening and will be available to talk about other research trials – but you can also just come out for the free family event, have fun and connect with other families with type 1 diabetes.

 

When & Where:

Sunday, July 15, from noon to 3pm.

Crystal Springs Picnic Area at Griffith Park

4659 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

 

For more information contact Mark Harmel at mark.harmel@med.usc.edu or 310-646-6509.

 

TrialNet Screening 2018