Screening for Type 1 Diabetes decreases ketoacidosis and preserves beta cell function
A recent paper authored by our lead Type1Screen clinicians has demonstrated clearly that screening relatives for Type 1 Diabetes decreases ketoacidosis and preserves beta cell function for those in identified in the earliest stages of T1D.
You can read the full paper here and listen to John Wentworth being interviewed about it here.
Thanks to the amazing McCaughley Family for supporting the bloodspot screening program by getting their whole family tested and sharing the experience online and via the Herald Sun.
Another amazing fundraising effort from the Type 1 Foundation
We are extremely proud and humbled to be the recipients of over $2500 raised by the Type 1 Foundation during November 2021.
CEO, Ange McCaughley, led the “Big Thirst? Think First! ” campaign to raise awareness of the common symptoms of type 1 diabetes.
The 4 Ts are: thirst; thinner; tired; and toilet!
During this initiative, they sold drink bottles to remind people of one of the very common symptoms, thirst.
The drink bottle campaign was a huge success; not only in terms of the fundraising but also the awareness it created around the wider community knowing symptoms of type 1 diabetes to look out for.
Sincere thanks to Ange and her amazing team at Type 1 Foundation for their funding, advocacy and support for our research. We will put all proceeds towards our current effort to make in-home type 1 diabetes risk testing a reality.
Ultimately, we’re all working towards the same goal to make type one type none!
Ange and The Type1 Foundation have very generously offered to donate proceeds from some beanie sales to Type1Screen.
These funds will be used towards improving access for those wanting to find out their risk for developing type 1 diabetes, as well as help with transport costs for antibody positive children and adults to attend preventative trials.
You can buy your beanies by clicking here. Please make sure to check the Type1Screen box at the time of purchase.
Feel free to support The Foundation by continuing to browse their online shop and purchasing some of their other excellent goodies.
Thank you for supporting type 1 diabetes awareness raising and research. #typeonetypenone