With The Type 1 Test,

you can see type 1 diabetes coming

THE TYPE 1 TEST

The Type 1 Test can detect type 1 diabetes (T1D) before there are symptoms.

It is a blood test that looks for diabetes-related autoantibodies.

If the test finds 1 autoantibody, you are more likely to develop T1D than someone with no autoantibodies.

If the test finds 2 or more autoantibodies, you are likely in the early stages of T1D. This means your immune system has begun attacking beta cells that produce insulin, and you could eventually become insulin dependent.

Why get tested?

Understand symptoms beforehand to help avoid serious complications

By knowing if you or your child is in the early stages of T1D, you’ll be better prepared to recognize symptoms when they do appear. This can help you avoid serious complications, like diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA).

Prepare for success

Living with T1D means taking on new responsibilities, and there is a learning curve that comes with managing it. Getting tested now and knowing if you or your child will become insulin-dependent can give you the opportunity to start developing the skills needed to manage T1D.

GETTING THE TYPE 1 TEST

3 ways to get tested

At home

Get a test shipped to your home. Once your kit arrives, the test can be completed in minutes and returned with the provided shipping label.

At-home test provided through JDRF’s T1Detect program.

At home

Get a test shipped to your home. Once your kit arrives, the test can be completed in minutes and returned with the provided shipping label.

At a doctor’s office

Schedule an appointment to be tested at a doctor's office. Once the results are in, the doctor will notify you.

At a lab

Find a participating lab in your area. You'll need a referral from a doctor to schedule an appointment for the test.

At-home test provided through JDRF’s T1Detect program.

Have more questions?
Your doctor will be able to help

If you have questions or want additional details about getting tested, your doctor is a great resource to get more information. This guide can help prepare you for that conversation.