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The Hospital for Sick Children

TrialNet - Type 1 Diabetes Research

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A Pathway to Prevention

TrialNet is screening relatives of people with Type 1 diabetes to find out if these family members are at risk for developing diabetes.

You may be eligible for screening if you are 2.5 - 45 years of age with a parent, sibling or child with Type 1 diabetes, or 2.5 - 20 years of age with a niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, grandparent, cousin, half-brother or half-sister with Type 1 diabetes.


What is required?

A simple blood test. You will learn the results of your first blood test in four to six weeks.

If you learn you are at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes, additional tests will be offered to estimate your chances of developing Type 1 diabetes.

How can I learn more about screening?

For more information about screening or prevention studies, please visit the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet website.

Be a Hero! Help Find a way to Prevent Diabetes with The Great Katie Kate (PDF) is a book written for younger children and parents interested in participating in TrialNet.

Prevention Studies for Type 1 Diabetes

We have a new prevention study that is testing whether abatacept can help to delay or prevent Type 1 diabetes.

Upcoming TrialNet Screening Events

Contact TrialNet to arrange an appointment:

Trillium Health Partners - Family Health Care Centre
Monday, October 28, 2019

Niagara/St. Catharines
Niagara Health System - St. Catharines Site
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The Hospital for Sick Children - Clinic 9
Saturday, November 16, 2019

Markham Stouffville
Markham Stouffville Hospital
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre
Monday, November 25, 2019

TrialNet Canadian Affiliate Sites

  • Calgary, AB – Alberta Children’s Hospital
  • Edmonton, AB – Governors of the University of Alberta
  • Vancouver, BC – BC Children’s Hospital
  • Winnipeg, MB – University of Manitoba
  • St. John’s, NFLD – Janeway Child Health & Rehabilitation Centre
  • Halifax, NS – IWK Health Centre
  • Hamilton, ON – Hamilton Health Sciences
  • London, ON – University of Western Ontario
  • Ottawa, ON – Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Saskatoon, SK - University of Saskatchewan

TrialNet is sponsored by: