Saturday, September 24, 2005
Screening Children for Type 1
Because there's not yet anything they can do when they ID a child who is likely to develop diabetes, I haven't had my sons tested. I know the symptoms well enough, I think, to see it if it develops. However, if they were having routine bloodwork done, I would see about adding the test(s) to the mix if it would help a research study. I just don't want to do a blood draw unless necessary.
Genetic testing is only done as part of studies. http://www.diabetestrialnet.org/hindex.html is a good place to check and see what studies are out there.