Should We Be Screening Every Single Child for Type 1 Diabetes Risk?

If Type 1 diabetes struck you or a family member, it may well have seemed completely random, unpredictable, and unpreventable. It’s less random than it might seem—with a drop of blood, doctors can roughly estimate the risk of developing the condition, even in a newborn baby. And while the condition cannot yet be prevented, education […]

Screening for Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. If you have a relative with type 1 diabetes, you may be at higher risk of developing the disease, making it imperative that you get screened. There are now simple blood tests that can determine your risk of developing type 1 diabetes before symptoms […]

My Decision to Get Screened for Type 1 Diabetes

This content originally appeared on Beyond Type 1. Republished with permission. By Jorge A. Aguilar My mom lives with type 1 diabetes. Do you wonder what that is? Well, type 1 diabetes is a life condition in which you have to be careful in what you eat, your exercise, and you have to have good […]