Get Involved

Get Involved

Are you eligible for Type1Screen?

Who is eligible?

  • People aged between 2 to 30 years, AND
  • Live in Australia OR New Zealand, AND
  • Have a relative diagnosed with type 1 diabetes OR
  • Have previously had a positive antibody test

Who is not eligible?

  • Someone with a diagnosis of diabetes (other than gestational diabetes which resolved after the baby was born)
  • Someone who is unable to have a blood test
  • A participant, or their legal guardian, who is unable to give consent to participate

What’s involved?

To participate in Type1Screen you will be asked to:

  • read the information sheet
  • sign the consent form for your age group (i.e. 2-18 years or 18-30 years)
  • email the signatory page (page 9) to type1screen@mh.org.au
  • complete the health questionnaire emailed to you by the team
  • visit a local pathology centre to have a blood test

Participants will be informed of their results within two months of the sample being collected. If diabetes antibodies are identified, a second blood sample will be arranged to confirm the finding.

People who have diabetes antibodies will be linked to the closest participating diabetes centre to learn about symptoms of diabetes, and will be offered opportunities to participate in studies that aim to prevent or delay the onset of diabetes.

Are you ready to get involved?

To get started, download and read our information and consent form.

Information and Consent Form for 2-18 years

If you understand the information, and want to take the next step, sign and email page 9 to Type1Screen@mh.org.au.

Please ensure you email a signed consent form for each person wishing to be screened to Type1Screen@mh.org.au.

Do you have more questions? You might find the answers on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

Perhaps you would like to support us with a tax-deductible donation?

For more information contact Type1Screen.