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Study for relatives of people with type 1 diabetes

A study for relatives of people with type 1 diabetes


This study involves testing a small sample of blood from relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to see who may be at risk for developing diabetes. If the test is positive, additional testing will be offered to evaluate the likelihood of developing diabetes later in life.

Full study details:

Who May Qualify?:
  • First and second/third degree relatives of individuals with type 1 diabetes.  Individuals 1 to 45 years old who have an immediate family member with type 1 diabetes (such as a child, parent, or sibling)
  • Individuals 1 to 20 years old who have an extended family member with type 1 diabetes (such as a cousin, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent or half-sibling)
Who Does Not Qualify:

To be eligible a person must not:

  • Already have diabetes
  • Have previously been treated with insulin or oral diabetes medications
  • Currently be using systemic immunosuppressive agents (topical and inhaled agents are acceptable)
  • Have any known serious diseases
Study Status:
Study Sponsor:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) with additional sponsorship of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Child health and Human Development and the National Center for Research Resources.  The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the American Diabetes Association also provide support.

Full IRB Study Title:
Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes
IRB Study ID:
If you are interested in this study or have questions about your child's eligibility, please contact:

Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute, 330-543-3193 or email

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