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Former Miss America Nicole Johnson Takes Action for Type 1 Diabetes Research
Date:11/10/2008

Promotes advance screening and clinical research available nationwide

BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The focus of this year's World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14) -- Diabetes in Children and Adolescents -- has particular urgency for former Miss America Nicole Johnson. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 19, she now has a two-year-old daughter, Ava, whose chances of inheriting her disease are about 1 in 25.

Due to the increasing incidence in type 1 diabetes, especially in children under the age of five, Nicole has every reason to be concerned and, more importantly, act. Each year, in the U.S. alone, approximately 15,000 children and adolescents are diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

Earlier this year, Nicole had Ava screened through Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, an international research effort led by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that is exploring ways to prevent and delay type 1 diabetes. This screening, which consists of a simple blood test, could reveal an increased risk for type 1 diabetes up to 10 years before symptoms occur. Through TrialNet, diabetes researchers at more than 150 locations are offering this screening to eligible family members of people with type 1 diabetes.

"The information you get from this blood test is vital," says Johnson, "because if my daughter is destined to get type 1 diabetes, we want to know at the earliest stages."

"Screening is important," explains Desmond Schatz, M.D., Principal Investigator for Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet at University of Florida College of Medicine and one of the world's leading experts on type 1 diabetes. "People who are identified through screening as being at increased risk - those who have the autoantibodies for type 1 diabetes - can consider joining research studies that are testing ways to prevent or delay the disease."

If diabetes can be delayed, even for a few years, those at risk may be able to postpone the difficult challenges of trying t
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