Type1Screen registers 100 participants!
Type1Screen has registered its 100th participant via our new online portal.
The portal was launched on July 28th 2022. Our very first registrant joined August 18th 2022.
We are really pleased and thankful for the community uptake of this initiative.
If there is type 1 diabetes in your family, and you wish to get screened for your risk of the condition, you can register here.
Anyone aged 2 years or older with a family history of type 1 diabetes, and living in Australia or New Zealand, is eligible for this free screening test.
Type1Screen receives Diabetes Australia Research (DARP) funding
We’re grateful to Diabetes Australia for a generous grant to help us bring the home testing risk screening kits over the finish line and out to families.
A. Prof John Wentworth was interviewed recently by former professional Australian rules footballer, Jack Fitzpatrick, for the Diabetes Victoria podcasts. Jack lives with type 1 diabetes himself.
The interview discussed the advancement of risk screening for type 1 diabetes and the aim to identify people in the earliest stages of the condition as possible to:
1. offer current and emerging immunotherapy trials and treatments, and
2. avoid severe illness and hospitalisation
Hear the full interview here: https://www.diabetesvic.org.au/podcasts
Considering a blood test?
Nicole is a Phlebotomist (a person who takes blood).
We had a chat to her recently about what a blood test involves and what safety procedures pathology collection centres have in place during the pandemic.
Click on the link below to hear more: