Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day
BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
-- Diabetes Awareness Month, in November, and World Diabetes Day (Nov. 14)
present outstanding opportunities to educate the public about type 1
diabetes screening and promising research taking place at medical
centers throughout the country.
-- The theme for this year's World Diabetes Day--Diabetes in Children
and Adolescents--is an especially appropriate focus given the increased
incidence of type 1 diabetes among children, particularly in those under
-- In response to this trend, leading diabetes researchers across the globe
have joined forces through Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, an international
network led by the National Institutes of Health that is exploring ways
to prevent and delay type 1 diabetes.
-- Former Miss America Nicole Johnson (1999), who was diagnosed with type 1
diabetes when she was 19, is available to talk about her experience and
why she's decided to have her 2-year-old daughter screened for the
earliest signs of the disease. Nicole Johnson is currently helping NIH
researchers promote a simple blood test that may be able to detect an
increased risk for type 1 diabetes up to 10 years before symptoms occur.
TrialNet researchers at more than 150 locations are offering this
research screening test to family members of people with type 1
-- Advance screening is important because people who are identified as
being at increased risk--those who have the autoantibodies for type 1
diabetes--may be eligible to join research studies that are testing ways
to prevent or delay the disease. Additionally, those who are found to
already be in the early stages of t
|SOURCE Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet|
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