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Type 1 Diabetes - TrialNet e-news - Spring 2011


Go the distance: Get screened
Team Type 1, a group of elite athletes with type 1 diabetes, will Run Across America, starting in San Diego and crossing the New York City finish line on November 14, World Diabetes Day. Expecting to cover 200 miles a day for 15 days, the runners hope their 3,000-mile trek will help raise awareness of type 1 diabetes.

At the same time, TrialNet, an international network of researchers exploring ways to prevent and delay the progression of type 1 diabetes, will be attempting to cross a finish line of its own. TrialNet’s goal is to screen an additional 3,000 people—one for every mile that Team Type 1 runs—for increased risk of type 1 diabetes. Reaching this goal will bring the total of people who have participated in TrialNet research to 100,000. Read the Press Release >

d November is American Diabetes Month
On the Web: www.diabetes.org/for-media/2011/american-diabetes-month-2011.html
d World Diabetes Day is November 14th!
On the Web: www.idf.org/worlddiabetesday/about


  Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes: Screening and observing relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to learn more about how the disease occurs.

Oral Insulin for Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes Study
: Testing whether a daily oral insulin capsule can prevent or delay type 1 diabetes in at risk relatives of people with the disease.

Anti-CD3 Prevention Study
: Testing whether teplizumab can stop or slow down the autoimmune reaction that is destroying beta cells in people who are at high risk of developing type 1 diabetes.


It’s fall walk season!

Walk to Cure Diabetes is the Juvenille Diabetes Research Foundation’s (JDRF) effort to raise money to help find better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes. Each year, more than 500,000 people "walk for a cure" at 200 JDRF walk locations internationally. Funds are raised by individual team walkers obtaining donations from family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Last year, more than $89 million was raised worldwide for diabetes research and research education through JDRF’s Walk program. To find a walk near you, visit walk.jdrf.org
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes is the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) signature fundraising walk. This event raises more than $20 million to find a cure for diabetes and to support ADA’s mission. With 130 Step Out events around the country, chances are there's an event right around the corner. Whether you're a returning walker, or someone who wants to join the fight against diabetes as a volunteer or walker, you can learn more at http://stepout.diabetes.org.

  TrialNet risk screening available virtually anywhere
TrialNet risk screening is available at nearly 200 sites across the United States or anywhere via mail. You can find a TrialNet screening location by completing the online screener. To request a test kit by mail, just contact one of our clinical centers listed here. The test kit can be taken to a local doctor’s office or lab to collect a blood sample for analysis by TrialNet’s lab. Risk screening is available at no charge to those who are:
  1. Age 45 and younger who have a parent, sibling, or child with type 1 diabetes, or
  2. Age 20 and younger who have a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent, half-sibling or cousin with type 1 diabetes.
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