Endocrinology

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 45 years of age or younger with a parent, sibling or child with Type 1 diabetes, or 20 years of age or younger 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?

Take a look at TrialNet’s new children’s book Be a Hero! and the TrialNet Informational Whiteboard Video below.

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

Prevention Studies for Type 1 Diabetes

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

Oral Insulin
TrialNet is studying whether oral insulin (insulin taken by mouth, not injection) helps to delay or prevent Type 1 diabetes.

Teplizumab
The study is testing whether teplizumab can delay or prevent diabetes in those with a high risk of developing diabetes.

For more information about screening or prevention studies, please visit the Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet site or take look through our Natural History Study Participant Handbook

To arrange an appointment contact:

  • Toll Free Number: 1-866-699-1899
  • Bianca Perro at 416-813-7654 ext. 202635

Upcoming TrialNet Screening Events

Brampton
Brampton Civic Hospital (William Osler Health System)
2100 Bovaird Drive East, 3rd Floor – Leaf Wing
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
3 - 7:30 p.m.

To arrange an appointment contact the TrialNet Study Team at 1-866-699-1899 or trialnet.diabetes@sickkids.ca

North York
North York General Hospital – Branson Site
555 Finch Ave West
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
3 - 7:30 p.m.

To arrange an appointment contact the TrialNet Study Team at 1-866-699-1899 or trialnet.diabetes@sickkids.ca

Belleville
Belleville General Hospital, Diabetes Clinic
265 Dundas Street East
Thursday, March 3, 2016
3 - 7:30 p.m.

To arrange an appointment contact the TrialNet Study Team at 1-866-699-1899 or trialnet.diabetes@sickkids.ca

Barrie
Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre – Child & Youth Diabetes Centre
201 Georgian Drive
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
3 -7:30 p.m.

To arrange an appointment contact the TrialNet Study Team at 1-866-699-1899 or trialnet.diabetes@sickkids.ca

Whitby
Charles H. Best Diabetes Centre
360 Columbus Road East
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
4 - 8 p.m.
To arrange an appointment contact the TrialNet Study Team at 1-866-699-1899 or trialnet.diabetes@sickkids.ca

Screening events not yet booked – please call for more information:

  • Brantford General Hospital
  • Cambridge Memorial Hospital
  • Fergus - Groves Memorial Hospital
  • Kingston - Hotel Dieu
  • Orangeville – Headwaters Health Care Centre
  • Orillia - Soldier's Memorial Hospital
  • Markham – Markham Stouffville Hospital
  • Peterborough – Peterborough Clinic
  • St. Catharines - Niagara Health System
  • Sudbury – Health Sciences North
  • Toronto - The Hospital for Sick Children
  • Windsor Regional Hospital

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TrialNet Informational Whiteboard Video