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Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) is an autoimmune disease. It occurs when the immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin, called beta cells. But T1D happens in stages. The attack on the beta cells starts before you need insulin injections. This is called early-stage T1D. 

A simple blood test can detect T1D in its earliest stages, before there are any symptoms — providing individuals and their families with an opportunity to monitor for changes in blood glucose and to recognize symptoms as they develop.

Early detection can:

• give families tools to avoid diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and its complications  

• identify people eligible to receive intervention or participate in clinical trials to delay progression
   to symptomatic diabetes

• allow families to learn important skills before the need for insulin develops

Join the STOP T1D Registry

If you or your child screened positive for presymptomatic T1D (autoantibodies),
we ask you to join our
STOP T1D Registry


Early T1D Answers
and Guidance

ASK the Experts is a national program for individuals/families and health care providers which provides education, support and resources regarding autoantibody screening and monitoring for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and celiac disease.


Screening for T1D
(and celiac)

ASK is a research program offering free screening for children ages 1-17 to detect type 1 diabetes and celiac. ASK has multiple screening sites in Colorado and across the country as well as at-home screening kits.


Clinical Trials and screening for relatives

TrialNet is an international network of scientists and healthcare teams which offers risk (autoantibody) screening for relatives of people with T1D and access to clinical studies testing ways to slow down and prevent disease progression.

STOP T1D, ASK, and Ask the Experts programs were developed independently
by the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

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