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Health Agencies Update
June 26, 2013

Type 1 Diabetes Screening

JAMA. 2013;309(24):2542. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.7267

Individuals with a family history of type 1 diabetes who want to receive free screening for the disease and participate in clinical research through a collaborative effort called TrialNet that is evaluating prevention strategies can now register online and receive initial screening near their homes, according to an announcement from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

Individuals with a family history of type 1 diabetes may register online for the initial round of screening at http://www.diabetestrialnet.org, instead of traveling to one of the 200 TrialNet sites in North America, as was previously required. Those who are eligible will receive a kit they can take to a local laboratory for diabetes screening.

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